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California Engineering Students Develop Device that Reduces Lawnmower Emissions

Posted By Elliot Chang On June 6, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In Air quality,Green Products,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

NOx-Out Device, NOx-Out, lawnmower filter, greener lawnmowers, reduced emissions [1]

A team of students from the University of California’s Riverside Bourns College of Engineering [2] recently developed a simple-yet-brilliant device that can make lawnmowers greener. The team’s NOx-Out [3] system is an innovative device that reduces emissions, noise, and the smell of gasoline from lawnmowers. The 6-inch-long device includes a filter, a glass jar that holds two ounces of urea solution, and a lawnmower muffler, and it works by capturing particulate matter in a glass quartz filter and then spraying an ultra-fine solution into the exhaust system. The team recently won first place at the WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development Competition [4] in Las Cruces for the device.

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[2] Riverside Bourns College of Engineering: http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/14660

[3] NOx-Out: http://www.nox-out.com/

[4] WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development Competition: http://www.ieenmsu.com/werc-2/

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