Some emissions from tires and brakes can be much worse than exhaust

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A new report from across the pond finds that airborne particulate pollution from tire wear and tear can be more than 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a tailpipe, depending on what substances are being measured. In 2017, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, including Rodney Weber and Hongyu Guo, found that fine metals emitted from brakes and tires combine with acidic sulfate in the atmosphere to produce a toxic, soluble aerosol.

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College of Sciences

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Student and Faculty, Student Research, Research, Energy, Engineering, Environment
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pollution, emissions, exhaust, fine metals, vehicles, Research
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  • Created On: Mar 24, 2020 - 2:24pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020 - 2:24pm