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Main Title Evaluation of a Resistively Heated Metal Monolith Catalytic Converter on a Gasoline-Fueled Vehicle.
Author Piotrowski, G. K.;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Control Technology and Applications Branch.
Publisher Dec 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB-89/12;
Stock Number PB89-159818
Subjects Motor vehicle engines; Exhaust emissions; Air pollution abatement; Catalytic converters; Gasoline engines; Automotive fuels; Gasoline; Performance tests; Evaluation; Methanol fuels; Federal Test Procedure
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB89-159818 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/08/1989
Collation 30p
Abstract The major portion of hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions measured from a catalyst-equipped gasoline vehicle over the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) cycle are generated during the cold start and warmup of the catalyst. These emissions are difficult to control because engine-out emissions are high and catalytic converters have low conversion efficiency during their warm-up phase of operation. A resistively heated metal monolith catalyst has been evaluated by EPA Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory on a methanol-fueled vehicle. Results from this previous testing indicated the feasibility of the concept of a resistively heated metal monolith substrate as a quick light-off catalyst support. The report describes the evaluation of such a catalyst on a gasoline-fueled vehicle. The vehicle was tested at 72-74 deg F ambient test cell conditions and at 20 deg ambient 'cold-room' conditions.
NTIS Title Notes Technical rept..
Category Codes 81J; 68A; 85H
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 200/05
Document Type NT
Control Number 913122793
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT