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Study to Compare Impacts of Diesel and Biodiesel Emissionson on Human Health

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The impacts of ethanol fuel use on air quality in Brazil have been studied without conclusive results, so the results of this study comparing emissions from diesel fuel and biodiesel will be interesting. Other researchers have found that the burning of sugarcane prior to harvest has had adverse effects on human health, but the effect of gasoline combustion versus ethanol combustion remain largely undetermined, so studying the combustion in mines, a much more closed environment, should yield interesting results. Stay tuned…

U of A Wins ‘Underground’ Biodiesel Grant

Posted by – October 18th, 2012

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health awarded a $1.4 million grant to the University of Arizona‘s Mel and Enid Zumerman College of Public Health along with the department of mining and geological engineering. The three-year project will compare exposure and health effects of miners using diesel versus biodiesel fueled underground mining equipment. During the past few years, miners have shifted to the use of biodiesel-blend fuels in an effort to reduce exposure to particulates from engine exhaust.

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October 20th, 2012 at 8:25 am