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Main Title The effects of trip distance on evaporative hot soak emissions, exhaust emissions, and fuel tank pressures and temperatures /
Author Pidgeon, William M. ; Pidgeon, W. M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-AA-TEB-87-2
Stock Number PB88-160940
OCLC Number 767644074
Subjects Motor vehicles--Inspection. ; Motor vehicles--Maintenance and repair. ; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices. ; Motor vehicles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Testing. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Air quality--Standards--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Exhaust emissions ; Motor vehicles ; Carburetion ; Throttling ; Temperature ; Mathematical models ; Evaporation ; MOBILE3
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-TEB-87-2 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/12/2011
NTIS  PB88-160940 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : charts ; 28 cm.
The Environmental Protection Agency's current computer model for determining the emissions rates of motor vehicles (MOBILE3) does not consider the effects of trip distance and elevated ambient temperatures on hot soak evaporative emissions and exhaust emissions. Additionally, the emissions of vehicles equipped with port fuel injection were expected to be more sensitive to trip distance and elevated ambient temperatures than carbureted and throttle body injected vehicles, and port injected vehicles are expanding their market share. Because these factors can significantly affect the Nation's air quality, EPA initiated a project to test these hypotheses. On-road tests were performed to determine the effects of summertime climate and trip distance on fuel tank temperatures and pressures. The project also included carbureted and throttle body fuel injected vehicles. Correction factors are recommended for trip distance and elevated ambient temperatures in future EPA computer models of motor vehicle emissions rates.
Cover title. "June, 1987." "EPA-AA-TEB-87-2."