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Main Title Evaluation of NASA thermal reactor /
Author Gompf, Henry L.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher Test and Evaluation Branch, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1972
Report Number 72-21; APTD-1405
Stock Number PB-218 639
OCLC Number 41585439
Additional Subjects ( Automobile engines ; Air pollution control equipment) ; Exhaust gases ; Air pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Thermal reactors ; Air pollution control ; Automobile exhaust ; Thermal reactors(Exhaust systems) ; NASA thermal reactor
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA/APTD-1405 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/02/1999
ELCD  EPA TAEB-72-21 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/06/2012
NTIS  PB-218 639 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [2] leaves ; 28 cm.
A reactor-equipped vehicle was tested for assessment of the emissions control of the NASA automotive thermal reactor technology program. The NASA reactor was tested on a 1971 Ford pickup equipped with a 302 CID engine and automatic transmission. The reactor was evaluated in two configurations: with and without flame holders. Testing at two different idle mixture settings in each configuration was also accomplished. Emission testing was done using hot start 1972 FTP and cold start 1975 FTP. Test results indicate that none of the tests approach 1975 or 1976 required levels. Results indicate the following shortcomings for the reactor: reactor warm-up time must be shortened; control of CO is minimal; the use of flame holders appears to be of little benefit in this design.
"April 1972." "72-21." PB-218 639. APTD-1405. APTIC No. 49633.