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Main Title Constant volume sampling system water condensation /
Author Black, F. M. ; Snow, R.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA 600/R-93/207.
Stock Number PB94-114899
Additional Subjects Alternative fuels ; Vapor condensation ; Exhaust emissions ; Automobile exhaust ; Combustion products ; Flow rate ; Air pollution control ; Exhaust gases ; Motor vehicle engines ; Fuel economy ; Test stands ; Water ; Humidity ; Dynamometers ; Methanol ; CVS(Constant Volume Sampling) ; CNG(Compressed Natural Gas)
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NTIS  PB94-114899 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Combustion of organic motor vehicle fuels produces carbon dioxide and water (H2O) vapor as well as products of incomplete combustion, like hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The Constant Volume Sampling (CVS) system, commonly used to condition auto exhaust for sampling and analysis, provides for controlled ambient air dilution of the engine exhaust. Water condensation can be a problem during CVS system sample conditioning, depending upon vehicle fuel composition and fuel economy, and diluent air humidity and exhaust/diluent ratio. The paper describes a 'spreadsheet' procedure for detailed, second by second, determination of diluted exhaust dew point and the necessary CVS system flow rates to avoid H2O vapor condensation.