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NIATT Dilution Tunnel

One of the research areas that the University of Idaho hopes to expand is sustainable transportation fuels and engine technologies.  Diesel engines offer potential for improved fuel economy over what current gasoline engines can provide. The major pitfall of the diesel engine is the NOx and particulate (black smoke) emissions that are much greater than gasoline engines.  A way of measuring these emissions is a dilution tunnel.  The UI Small Engine Research Facility (SmERF) is currently equipped for training of students and is not suitable for precise engine development work.  The purpose of this project is to increase the range of tools that SmERF has at is disposal.