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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Characterization of exhaust emissions from methanol- and gasoline-fueled automobiles /|
|Author||Smith, Lawrence R.|
|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,|
|Report Number||EPA 460/3-82-004; EPA-68-03-2884; EPA-68-03-3073|
|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|
|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.