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    PCD rolls out air pollution curbing measures

    BANGKOK (NNT) - The Pollution Control Department is set to implement stringent pollution control measures to halve airborne particles caused by vehicle emissions in Bangkok, providing special check-up packages for vehicles in use for more than 7 years.


    The Pollution Control Department (PCD) is rolling out its plan to curb air pollution caused by vehicle emissions in Bangkok and neighboring provinces, which is a major cause of seasonal haze.


    Starting from November, the department will be working together with the Royal Thai Police and the Department of Land Transport to set up road checkpoints to inspect vehicle exhausts.


    Vehicles found emitting black smoke that exceeds the legal limits will face a 5,000 baht fine, and will be ordered to stay out of service until fixed. Such vehicles must go through required maintenance and inspections before it is authorized for use again.


    The PCD has asked petroleum providers PTT Oil and Retail Business (PTT OR) and Bangchak to start retailing their Euro 5-equivalent diesel during the haze period. This low sulfur fuel, which contains up to 10 ppm of sulfur, can help reduce airborne particulate matter known as PM 2.5 by 24% and is compatible with older engines.


    This new type of fuel is expected to be available in Bangkok and neighboring provinces from December 2021 to February 2022.


    The PCD is also working with car manufacturers and dealers to offer check-up and maintenance packages at a special price for vehicles that have been in service for 7 years and above. These special packages will be provided at service centers of 11 vehicle brands.


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    I'll admit I have not kept up with this subject, Someone who knows more about this please fill me in
    but I think many Diezel vehicles have their computers tricked to get more HP , but the modification cause them to smoke when accelerating.
    Am I right?
    I see Pickup trucks like that all the time here in Khon Kaen ,and when they take of the leave a big black cloud of smoke,
    Back in the US you would get pulled over by the police in a second, I am surprised it does not happen here.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I'll admit I have not kept up with this subject, Someone who knows more about this please fill me in
    but I think many Diezel vehicles have their computers tricked to get more HP , but the modification cause them to smoke when accelerating.
    Am I right?
    I see Pickup trucks like that all the time here in Khon Kaen ,and when they take of the leave a big black cloud of smoke,
    Back in the US you would get pulled over by the police in a second, I am surprised it does not happen here.
    That's weird!! someone gave me a red over the above statement.
    Are they mixing turpentine into the Lao Kao lately?

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    Not only does such pollution add to the haze in the air, it is not very good for individuals health, especially if they have pre-existing respiratory illnesses, some of which are caused by the high particulate content from poorly maintained vehicles!

    No mention of the health hazard, only the haze caused by vehicle emissions. Sigh.

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    PCD introduces systematic management of burning via Burn Check app

    BANGKOK (NNT) - The head of the Pollution Control Department met with officials and locals in Lamphun province to discuss air pollution and to introduce the Burn Check mobile app for systematic management of burning, aiming to mitigate the problems of particulate matter and haze.


    Pollution Control Department Director-General Athapol Charoenshunsa had a meeting to discuss prevention guidelines for addressing the issues of airborne particulate matter, smoke haze, and wildfires with officials and members of the public in Li district of Lamphun province. The Burn Check mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, was presented at the meeting as a tool to combat the air pollution problem.


    Members of the public, farmers, and officials in the district will be able to use the app on Android as well as IOS devices. Those who want to dispose of plant matter by burning may make a request via the app and wait for approval from the district-level coordination center. The application provides information on the amount of airborne dust as well as air quality, which are used by officials to consider whether or not to approve burn requests.


    Mr. Athapol met with locals in Ko subdistrict of Li district, and took the opportunity to explain pollution-related policies. He also encouraged the locals to pitch in and help reduce open-air burning, in order to sustainably address the problems of forest fires, smoke haze, and particulate matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I'll admit I have not kept up with this subject, Someone who knows more about this please fill me in
    but I think many Diezel vehicles have their computers tricked to get more HP , but the modification cause them to smoke when accelerating.
    Am I right?
    I see Pickup trucks like that all the time here in Khon Kaen ,and when they take of the leave a big black cloud of smoke,
    Back in the US you would get pulled over by the police in a second, I am surprised it does not happen here.
    They also remove the particulate filter (maybe the wrong word sorry if that's the case)

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    The Burn Check mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, was presented at the meeting as a tool to combat the air pollution problem
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    another problem, another useless app.


    the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency
    who comes up with these names. this isnt singapore or seoul, this is bangkok, home to a million filthy grease spattered food carts, a million mangy rabid soi dogs, a million broken down pollution belching old pick ups driven by a million drunken chickenheads on roads patrolled by a million bent cops.

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