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Main Title Association of Automotive Fuel Composition with Exhaust Reactivity.
Author Dimitriade, Basil ; Ecclesto, B. H. ; Sturm, Jr, G. P. ; Raibl, C. J. ;
CORP Author Bureau of Mines, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1973
Report Number BuMines-RI-7756;
Stock Number PB-222 609
Additional Subjects ( Automotive fuels ; Exhaust gases) ; ( Smog ; Automotive fuels) ; ( Air pollution ; Exhaust gases) ; Aromatic monocyclic hydrocarbons ; Classifications ; Correlation ; Statistical analysis ; Photochemical reactions ; Chemical reactivity ; Automobile exhaust
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 609 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 57p
The association of automotive fuel composition with exhaust reactivity was studied in an experimental program that involved testing with different automotive engines and with gasolines of varied composition. Results showed clearly the exhaust reactivity to increase with increasing levels of polyalkylbenzenes in the fuel. For the purposes of the study, had it been possible, fuel composition should have been defined and expressed in terms of component groups such that the potential for exhaust reactivity would be the same within each group and different from group to group. Statistical analysis of the mass emissions data showed significant car and fuel effects on hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, total aldehydes, and formaldehyde emission levels and on total photochemical reactivity. Correlations were found between mass emission parameters and fuel composition. (Modified author abstract)