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Main Title Study of Emissions from Passenger Cars in Six Cities, FY79. Volume I.
CORP Author Automotive Testing Labs., Inc., Aurora, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Motor Vehicle Emission Lab.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-68-03-2774; EPA-460/3-80-020A;
Stock Number PB81-142143
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Exhaust emissions ; Fuel consumption ; Exhaust gases ; Performance tests ; Maintenance ; Inspection ; Catalytic converters ; Air pollution ; Motor vehicles(1975 models) ; Motor vehicles(1976 models) ; Motor vehicles(1977 models) ; Motor vehicles(1978 models) ; Motor vehicles(1979 models) ; Motor vehicles(1980 models)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-142143 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 879p
The standard mass emission test (Federal Test Procedure) was performed for emission factors determination on samples of passenger cars operating in Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, DC. These samples were also used for obtaining abbreviated emission test (short cycle test), fuel economy test, emission related maintenance and other data. Two-thousand forty-two (2,042) vehicles were tested under the program. The FTP and the Highway Fuel Economy Test were performed on all vehicles at all sites. Some vehicles which exceed Federal standards (excluding the Houston site) were subjected to a restorative maintenance evaluation. The evaluation employed in Los Angeles was designed to address three-way catalyst technology. Some vehicles in all but the Los Angeles site were used to evaluate commercial repair facility performance in relation to idle speed and mixture adjustments. Other actions were taken in relation to each vehicle tested. These included an emission control system maladjustment/disablement and status inspection driveability evaluations and owner interviews to obtain vehicle maintenance and usage data.