Water transport vehicles are among the most common forms of transportation for people, and the vehicle is an integral part of the economy.
Water transport, however, has been subject to criticism because it has not been adequately tested for its ability to transport water.
Now, researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a test that can detect diesel fuel in water transport and identify its presence.
Their findings, published in the Journal of Environmental Engineering, will be presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 meeting in Washington, D.C. The researchers tested the vehicle’s detection capabilities using a mixture of three diesel fuel types: propane, ethyl propane and propylene glycol.
The researchers tested different diesel fuel mixes, and found that the three diesel fuels were all present in sufficient amounts to produce a diesel odor.
According to the study, the detection method is sensitive enough to identify diesel fuel on surfaces of the vehicle without having to perform any chemical analysis.
To be sure, the diesel fuel detected in the test did not pose a health risk to the participants, and neither did the test results indicate that the diesel detected in a test was harmful to humans.
However, the study points out that the test could be more efficient if the diesel was also tested for the presence of heavy metals, such as arsenic.