Transportation Air Quality Lab
A campus research facility housing instrumentation dedicated to vehicle emissions and performance research. The TAQLab focus is collection of real-world, on-board and lab-based tailpipe emissions and engine performance data for use in the new generation of mobile source emissions models.
Unique to this laboratory are instruments capable of collecting high temporal resolution particle number and gas-phase air toxics emission rates while vehicles operate under real-world conditions in Vermont.
- Measuring Biodiesel Emissions
- Individual Knowledge of Tailpipe Emissions
- Emissions & Performance of Alternative Vehicles in Northern Climates
- Characterizing Older Driver Behavior for Traffic Simulation and Emissions Modeling
Examples of Current and Past Work:
- Modeling particle number emissions as a function of gas emissions
- Comparing emissions from hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles
- Quantifying the emissions benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles
- Modeling emissions as a function of second-by-second driver velocity and road curvature
- Spatial analysis of emissions using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Analysis of on-board emissions testing of transit buses
Lab equipment was partially supported by the National Science Foundation grant BES 0853053.
Affiliated Faculty & Collaborators:
- Lisa Aultman-Hall, Transportation Research Center
- Britt Holmén, Associate Professor, School of Engineering
- Robert Jenkins, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Jeff Frolik, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
- Naomi Fukagawa, College of Medicine
Contact Information: Britt Holmén
Lab phone: (802) 656-8877