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Main Title Casual misfueling of catalyst equipped vehicles /
Author Long, John. ; Long, John B. ; Long, James B.
CORP Author Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory (U.S.)
Publisher Technology Assessment and Evaluation Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-AA-TAEB-80-1
Stock Number PB80-153950
OCLC Number 08882761
Subjects Automobiles--Catalytic converters.
Additional Subjects Automobiles--Catalytic converters ; Exhaust emissions ; Automotive fuels ; Hydrocarbons ; Fuel consumption ; Leaded fuels ; Unleaded fuels
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TL214.C35L84 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELCD  EPA AA-TAEB-80-1 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/13/2012
NTIS  PB80-153950 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 28 p. ; 28 cm.
Five vehicles were tested using two different fuels. After baseline emissions were established for each vehicle the catalysts were poisoned by driving the cars using one tank of leaded fuel. Unleaded fuel was then used for three consecutive tanks in order to investigate the recovery capacity of the catalyst. After this phase the catalysts were again poisoned in the same fashion and again allowed to recover. In all cases the emissions increased substantially after the exposure to leaded fuel, and in all cases there was some recovery. This pattern continued through the second misfueling and recovery sequence. The immediate increase in average hydrocarbon emissions for the test vehicles was 344% of the baseline. After the second recovery sequence, hydrocarbon emissions were 214% of the baseline. For carbon monoxide the emissions increased to 204% at the outset and recovered to 125% of the baseline value at the completion of the test program.
"October 1979." "EPA-AA-TAEB-80-1."