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Main Title Characterization of exhaust emissions from methanol- and gasoline-fueled automobiles /
Author Smith, Lawrence R.
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Author Title of a Work
Urban, Charles.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control.
Publisher Southwest Research Institute,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA 460/3-82-004; EPA-68-03-2884; EPA-68-03-3073
Stock Number PB83-116830
OCLC Number 30964628
Subjects Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Methanol as fuel. ; Air--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Automotive fuels ; Exhaust emissions ; Gasoline ; Carbinols ; Air pollution ; Air pollution control equipment ; Fuel consumption ; Catalytic converters ; Motor vehicles(1981 models) ; Ford Escort vehicles ; Volkswagen Rabbit vehicles
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 460-3-82-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/17/2012
ELCD  EPA 460-3-82-004 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/11/2011
NTIS  PB83-116830 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 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 29 cm.
This report describes the laboratory effort to characterize regulated and unregulated exhaust emissions from four light-duty, spark-ignited automobiles. Two of the automobiles, a 1981 Ford Escort and a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit, were evaluated with gasoline; one of these was also operated on a gasoline-alcohol blend. The two other vehicles, also a 1981 Escort and a 1981 Rabbit, were evaluated with methanol fuel. The automobiles were evaluated over the Light-Duty Federal Test Procedure (FTP) and the Highway Fuel Economy Driving Schedule (HFET). Additional evaluations with the methanol-fueled Escort and Rabbit were conducted using promoted base metal catalysts, and the Escort was evaluated in a non-catalyst configuration. Exhaust constituents measured, in addition to the regulated emissions, include: aldehydes (including formaldehyde), particulates, individual hydrocarbons, methanol, ethanol, ammonia, cyanide, amines, nitrosamines, and methyl nitrite. Additional exhaust evaluations included mass spectral and Ames bioassay analyses.
Final report. Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division. Photocopy. "August 1982." Includes bibliographical references.