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MOVES model for idling emission of signalised junction in developing country

Ravindra Kumar (Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom And CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India)
Purnima Parida (CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India)
Surbhi Shukla (Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, India)
Wafaa Saleh (Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK)

World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5945

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to estimate total emission during idling of vehicles and validate emission results from real-world data.

Design/methodology/approach

Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES)2010b emission model is customised for developing country like India and a case study of the Ashram intersection in Delhi has been selected in order to measure the emissions of vehicles during idling.

Findings

Results show that 3.997 mg/m3 of hydrocarbon, 1.82 mg/m3 of NOx and 17.688 mg/m3 of carbon monoxide is emitted from the cars, trucks and buses, respectively, at Ashram intersection in one day. As there are 600 intersections throughout Delhi, a total of 2,398.055 mg/m3 of hydrocarbon, 1,087.068 mg/m3 of NOx and 10,612.612 mg/m3 of carbon monoxide is emitted from cars, trucks and buses in a day in all of Delhi.

Originality/value

Knowledge of idling emission and fuel loss is very little for Indian traffic condition during delays.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge all direct or indirect support in this work and thank the Director of CRRI for his encouragement and support. Authors would also like to thank CSIR and Planning commission India for funding this project.

Citation

Kumar, R., Parida, P., Shukla, S. and Saleh, W. (2015), "MOVES model for idling emission of signalised junction in developing country", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 25-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-06-2014-0009

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