Web Date: November 11, 2011
Alternative Jet Fuels Cut Particulate Emissions
Because of planes’ emissions, large airports are important sources of local air pollution, including fine particulate matter, which can increase people’s risk of heart disease and asthma. Now a study has found that particulate matter emissions from a plane’s engine can fall by almost 40% when researchers blend jet fuel with alternative fuels (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es201902e).
The study tested two types of alternative fuels: biofuels made from animal fat or vegetable . . .
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