With cleaner emissions than current EPA standards, the hybrid buses have greatly reduced pollution: 90 percent less particulate matter, 40 percent less oxides of nitrogen, and 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases.
What does NOX stand for?
NOX stands for Oxides Of Nitrogen
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We have 11 other meanings of NOX in our Acronym Attic
- Northwest Ottawa Water System (Michigan)
- NVG Operations Weather Software
- Nederlands Open Water Web
- Niagara Orthopaedics Worldwide (Canada)
- New Orleans World Wide Records (record label)
- Nitrogen Oxide
- Nitrous Oxide
- Non Expansion (gaming)
- Northern Crossroads
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For example, if a company were to face a choice between buying a $100,000 heavy-duty truck that met minimum state standards for oxides of nitrogen emissions or a $125,000 truck that burned 25 percent to 30 percent cleaner, the program would pay for the $25,000 difference.
Put very simply, ozone and oxides of nitrogen are highly corrosive; the greater their concentration in the air, the harsher their effect on delicate tissues such as the eyes and the lungs.
We didn't know it, of course, but every time we cruised into Bob's Big Boy in Glendale, going vroom-vroom, the heat in that engine was combining the nitrogen in the air with oxygen, creating oxides of nitrogen that would rise from the parking lot and, along with "VOCs"--volatile organic compounds produced by everything from dry-cleaning fumes to the pine-scented trees themselves--combine in the presence of the hot California sun to make the ozone that would kill the trees we had loved as little children.
Included in the study's report are recommendations to: inventory all federal environmental monitoring programs; use federal hazardous-waste cleanup operations as field laboratories to study the chemistry of pollutants in soil; identify specially sensitive species -- such as bees, worms or fungi -- as early-warning senttinels of hazards; and conduct continental and global baseline studies for at least 10 years on the most important atmospheric pollutants -- such as ozone, methane and oxides of nitrogen and sulfur.