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Automobiles and Pollution

Authors : DEGOBERT Paul


Ph.D. in Engineering
Graduate Engineer from ENSPM (IFP School – France) and ENSCL (Chemistry School – France)

Senior Research Engineer at IFP (French Petroleum Institute)

Field of publication:
Fuel cells, air pollution, automotive air pollution, marine pollution

Author of 45 scientific articles, Dr. Degobert published 3 titles with Editions Technip:
In English:
– Automobiles and Pollution
In French:
– Les piles à combustible
– Automobile et pollution

ISBN : 9782710806769
hardcover      170 x 240 mm      520 pages
Publication date : 1995

American buyersAmerican buyers

This book explores the impact automobile emissions have on air pollution, focusing objectively on the share of pollution that can actually be attributed to the use of vehicles. After general information on atmospheric pollution, the book’s focus then shifts to a more in-depth analysis of how pollutants can be eliminated from car exhaust emissions.


This book is available in French under the title "Automobile et pollution".

Contents :

1. Introduction. 2. Characterization of air pollution. 3. An inventory of air pollutants. 4. Air pollution and health. 5. Air pollution and the environment. 6. Laws and regulation. 7. Methods of characterization and analysis. 8. Analysis of pollutants. Carbon and nitrogen compounds. 9. Analysis of pollutants and other products. 10. Mechanisms of pollutant formation in engines. 11. Influence of fuel properties. 12. Post-combustion treatments. 13. Economic challenges. 14. Summing up.


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