Limit value for dieselmotor engines emission

Setting and problem

The emission from diesel motors (DME) consists of many substances. These substances are released when the fuel in the engine is burned. Hazardous substances that are known to be part of the emission are: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, diesel engine emission (soot particles), hydro carbon, aldehyde and carbon dioxide. Diesel engine emission is known to have an effect on the overall health and enhances the chance of getting lung cancer.  While diesel engine emission is known to be carcinogenic, in many countries there is no limit value. Even though the governments are aware of the risks, they only advise the companies in their country to ‘keep the emission as low as possible’.


While there are no limit values for diesel motor emission in most countries, Germany is an exception to this. They have installed a limit value for DME which leads to less emission and cleaner engines.


The limitation of diesel motor emission leads to a better public health and a reduction of cancer cases in the long term.

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  • Diesel motor emission
Sector / branche
  • Construction
  • Transportation and storage
Solution types
  • 3. O – Organizational measurements