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RECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 37
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Characterization of diesel emissions as a function of fuel variables /|
|Author||Bykowski, Bruce B.|
|CORP Author||Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.|
|Publisher||Southwest Research Institute,|
|Report Number||EPA-460/3-81-015; EPA-68-03-2707|
|Subjects||Diesel motor--Alternative fuels. ; Diesel fuels. ; Diesel motor exhaust gas. ; Diesel motor--alternate fuels|
|Additional Subjects||Exhaust emissions ; Diesel fuels ; Air pollution ; Blends ; Particles ; Smoke ; Statistical analysis ; Hydrocarbons ; Diesel engine exhaust|
|Collation||288 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Several properties of a refinery 'straight-run kerosene', which had a narrow boiling range approximating the middle of a No. 1 diesel fuel, were altered to study their effects on regulated and unregulated exhaust emissions. Eleven fuel blends, representing changes in nitrogen content, aromatic level, boiling point distribution, olefin content, and cetane number, were evaluated in a 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D. Statistical analysis, including regression, was performed using selected fuel properties as independent variables. Higher aromatic levels were generally associated with increased emissions, while increased olefin levels were generally associated with decreased emissions.
"April 1981." "EPA-460/3-81-015." Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.