Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grants
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GRANT AWARDED TO CITY OF MUSCATINE FOR DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION
November 21, 2012 –
The DNR – Air Quality Bureau has sub-awarded $123,564.00 in funds to the City of Muscatine to complete emissions control retrofits on city vehicles. Funding for the project has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
The sub-grant award is for full reimbursement of diesel emissions reduction strategies, specifically for the purchase and installation of the following.
- Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs), Back Pressure Monitors, and Regeneration Panel ($107,439.00)
- 8 DPFs and 8 Back Pressure Monitors – installed on 8 public transportation vehicles.
- 1 Regeneration Panel – installed in the City of Muscatine Storage Garage.
- Diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) and Closed Crankcase Ventilation (CCVs) ($16,125.00)
- 5 DOCs and 5 CCVs – installed on 5 city maintenance vehicles
Retrofit technologies are products that may be added to further reduce emissions from certified engine configurations.
- Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) are filters that trap particulate matter (PM) before it goes through the exhaust stream and then through high temperatures combust the accumulated PM.
- Diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) reduce the amount of pollution emitted out of the vehicle exhaust system by causing a catalytic reaction that then breaks down the pollutants.
- Closed Crankcase Ventilation (CCVs) systems capture and redirect emissions back to the intake system for combustion instead of emitting them into the air.
Additional information on each technology is available at http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/technologies/retrofits.htm