CSIR research exhibits that CNG-run vehicles release dangerous nano-carbon - a cause of cancer [ Current Affairs ]


About CSIR research Centre: CSIR stand for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. It was established in 1942 and is an independent body and India’s largest research and development (R&D) Organisation with 37 laboratories and 39 field stations with staff of over 17, 000 in India. The research and development activities of CSIR include aerospace engineering, Structural engineering, ocean sciences, Life sciences, metallurgy, chemicals, mining, food, petroleum, leather and environment.

About CNG:

  1. CNG (compressed natural gas) and is used in vehicles
  2. CNG is harmful for humans because they release nano - carbon particles which can cause cancer.

What are Nanoparticles?

  1. Nanoparticles are rich in poly - nuclear fragrant, having huge surface area. They are also cancer - causing.

Findings of Research by CSIR

  1. This research can change the awareness that natural gas is a clean fuel because it does not release any visible smoke, which is in contrast to smoke released by diesel - run vehicles and supposed as harmful for humans.
  2. The research was study with a professor of Alberta University, who has developed a device which can be used to measure and analyze particles released by vehicles.
  3. They study it by installing that machine in a DTC bus used CNG in Delhi and they found nano - carbon particles coming out from gas combustion.

- Published on: August 7, 2015