Effect of diesel locomotive operation on atmospheric conditions in a railway tunnel
Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
Copyright © 1960 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 123–128, August 1960
How to Cite
Rennie, R. P., Jegier, Z. and Katz, M. (1960), Effect of diesel locomotive operation on atmospheric conditions in a railway tunnel. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 38: 123–128. doi: 10.1002/cjce.5450380407
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 10 SEP 1960
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 FEB 1960
An extensive study was made over a seven day period to determine if it would be feasible, from an air pollution view point, to operate diesel locomotive powered trains through the St. Clair Tunnel. The test involved the passage of approximately 200 diesel powered freight and passenger trains through the tunnel; 3,000 air samples were taken and measurements were made on air flow and smoke density. Concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, total oxides of nitrogen, aldehydes, sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen were determined.
The sampling methods, sampling equipment, analytical procedures and test equipment used for this particular investigation should be applicable to a variety of air pollution problems met in the chemical industry.