TAMU Cotton Engineering & Management

VOC Research Impacts

   Work was initiated to characterize the level of highly reactive organic compounds (HRVOC’s) found in representative beef cattle feedyard and dairies in Texas. The goal of the study is to develop a protocol to identify and quantify the HRVOC’s emitted from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that would cause the increase in the level of ozone in the atmosphere, ozone being a regulated compound. No standard protocol exists to measure HRVOC in the field.

   Engine dynamometer tests were made using various mixtures of cottonseed oil biodiesel. The engine performance curves and complete exhaust emissions (NOx, Sox, PM and VOC) were measured to generate new information on engine emissions using blends of biofuels.