EMISSION CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES FOR OCEAN GOING VESSELS (OGVs)
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Chair’s Air Pollution Seminar
Monday, June 9, 2008
Emission Control Technologies for
Hamid Rahai, Ph.D.
Major California ports such as
the Los Angeles-Long Beach
ports are among the busiest in the
It is imperative for
environmental regulatory bodies such as
CARB/EPA to stay abreast of these developments and have a clear concise
various technologies available or planed, their effectiveness as well
project conducted a
comprehensive review of diesel emission control technologies that are
applicable to existing and new ocean going vessels.
The focus was on present technologies and
technologies under development by maritime as well as other industries. It encompassed literature
available information sources and surveys of academic, government and
included description of the technologies, their applicability to
new OGV’s, their strengths, limitations, and corroborating
documentations when available. The
information was evaluated for consistency and organized in a
Hamid Rahai, Ph.D., is professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services (CEERS) at California State University at Long Beach. He received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in 1988. His areas of expertise are Air Pollution and Industrial Aerodynamics, Diesel Emissions Assessment and Control, Renewable Energy, Convective Heat and Mass Transfer and Turbulence.
Dr. Rahai has been teaching, consulting, and performing research in the area of Combustion and Fluid and Thermal Sciences since 1988. He is the coordinator of various undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of fluid mechanics, thermal sciences and turbulence. He has been the principal investigator on projects related to: turbulent flow in the interaction region of a wing-body junction; distortion of passive scalar by two-dimensional and axsisymmetric objects; the effects of mean strain rate on decay of a temperature variance; dissipation of a passive scalar in the presence of a mean velocity gradient; numerical analysis of turbulent flow past a simplified heart valve prosthesis, development of a high efficiency vertical axis wind turbine; and reducing diesel engine emissions. He is currently working on improving the performance of a SCR filter for reducing diesel NOx and assessment of a combined emulsion system and a scrubbing system for reducing emissions of ocean going vessels (OGVs).Dr. Rahai has authored or coauthored more than 60 scientific papers, is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.
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