Air pollution control strategies for on-road mobile sources in Taiwan

Jiun Horng Tsai, Yung Chen Yao, Hui Fen Ye, I. Chan Chan

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Abstract

The effectiveness of air pollution control programs for mobile sources in Taiwan during last 10 yr was evaluated. Vehicle kilometer traveled (VKT) and registration numbers of on-road vehicles increased 60-70% during the past decade. Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency developed a comprehensive strategy based on both incentive and command-control approaches to reduce emissions from on-road mobile sources. Several programs were conducted. Enhanced emission standards for new vehicles were effective. The Smoke-check program for motorcycle and diesel engines showed significant abatement potential for air pollutant emissions. The clean fuel programs including phase-out of leaded gasoline and sulfur content reduction in fuel were also effective. The incentive program for high-polluting vehicle retirement and promotion of cleaner vehicles showed the slight abatement of air pollutant emissions. Overall, motorcycle control measures presented significant abatement of non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) and CO emissions. The emission reductions of CO, NMHC, and NOx could be achieved by implementing gasoline vehicle control measures. Diesel engine measures were effective for particular matter emission abatement. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 14th International Union of Air pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations World Congress 2007 (Brisbane, Queensland 9/9-13/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) World Congress 2007, 18th Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) Conf.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventProc. 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) World Congress 2007, 18th Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) Conf. - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2007 Sep 92007 Sep 13

Publication series

NameProc. 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) World Congress 2007, 18th Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) Conf.

Other

OtherProc. 14th International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) World Congress 2007, 18th Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) Conf.
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period07-09-0907-09-13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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