Carbon Monoxide Projects and Reports

 

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and highly toxic gas. It can kill you before you are aware of its presence in your home since it does not have a smell, taste and is impossible to see.  Common symptoms are headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and fatigue.  In order to serve our community better, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation conducted several projects to reduce the carbon monoxide release to the environment.

 

Carbonmonoxide(Photo courtesy: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/images
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Following are some of the projects conducted by ADEC:

  • Tier 2 Gasoline Emission Benefits in Alaska (PDF) (Low Sulfur Gasoline Testing Project - Fairbanks), Sierra Research, SEP06

  • Oxygen Sensor Replacement (PDF) - Replacement of oxygen sensors in high mileage vehicles that originally met the 50,000 mile durability standard has been identified as a potential area for controlling CO emissions in Fairbanks.

  • The Ongoing Challenge of Managing Carbon Monoxide Pollution in Fairbanks, Alaska (interim report), Committee on Carbon Monoxide Episodes in Meteorological and Topographical Problem Areas, National Research Council, 2002.