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Main Title EPA evaluation of the Optimizer device under section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act /
Author Barth, Edward Anthony.; Barth, E. A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Place Published Ann Arbor, Mich.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-AA-TEB-511-83-9
Stock Number PB84-154194
OCLC Number 765450995
Subjects Fuel consumption; Exhaust emissions; Motor vehicles; Optimization; Nitrogen oxides; Air pollution; Maintenance; Performation evaluation; Optimizers
Subject Added Ent Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas.; Automobiles--Motors--Valves.; Automobiles--Fuel consumption.; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices.; Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Measurement.; Motor vehicles--Fuel consumption--Measurement.
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
ELCD EPA AA-TEB-511-83-9 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/05/2011
NTIS PB84-154194 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 121 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
Abstract This report announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the Optimizer device under the provisions of section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The evaluation of the Optimizer was conducted upon the application of the manufacturer. The basic device is a combustion catalyst consisting of an electric fuel heater containing a bed of platinum deposited on an inert substrate. The remainder of the system includes a heater relay, a condenser to cool the fuel to operating temperature, and the associated plumbing. According to the applicant, the device introduces a very small amount of platinum into the fuel. This enhances the combustion process and allows ignition timing to be advanced. The device, coupled with the ignition timing adjustments, is claimed to improve fuel economy, increase performance, and reduce engine maintenance while keeping emissions low. EPA fully considered all of the information submitted by the applicant. The evaluation of the Optimizer device was based on that information and EPA's engineering judgement. The overall conclusion is that, for most vehicles, the device and the prescribed ignition timing adjustments of the engine will cause a small improvement in fuel economy and a large increase in NOx (oxides of nitrogen) emissions.
Notes "May 1983." "EPA-AA-TEB-511-83-9." Cover title.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Mobile Sources. Emission Control Technology Division. Test and Evaluation Branch.
PUB Date Free Form May 83
Category Codes 21D; 21G; 14B; 97K; 97G; 68A; 81J
NTIS Prices PC A06/MF A01
Primary Description 200/05
BIB Level m
Control Number 413219057
OCLC Time Stamp 20111201151608
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01324nam 2200313Ka 45020