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Main Title Evaluation of a resistively heated metal monolith catalytic converter on an M100 neat methanol-fueled vehicle /
Author Blair, David M. ; Blair, D. M. ; Piotrowski, G. K.
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Author Title of a Work
Piotrowski, Gregory K.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Control Technology and Applications Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Control Technology and Applications Branch,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB/88-08
Stock Number PB89-101158
OCLC Number 701553263
Subjects Methanol as fuel. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Motor vehicles--Catalytic converters.
Additional Subjects Catalytic converters ; Emission tests ; Exhaust emissions ; Automotive fuels ; Motor vehicle engines ; Engine tests ; Methanols ; Catalyst tests ; Evaluation ; Resistance heating ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-CTAB-88-08 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/15/2011
NTIS  PB89-101158 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation [ii], 19, [11] p. : charts ; 28 cm.
A prototype metal monolith catalytic converter, which may be resistively heated, was emission-tested on a M100 neat methanol-fueled 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit. The catalytic converter, when tested as a three-way catalyst without resistive heating, controlled emissions over the Federal test procedure (FTP) to levels previously obtained by ceramic substrate converters coated with noble metal catalyst formulations. Resistively heating the catalyst substantially lowered emissions of hydrocarbons (HC) and formaldehyde (HCHO) compared to those from the unheated tests. Also included is the test procedures, test vehicle specifications, heating strategy evaluation tests, catalytic converter specifications and the modification of the proposed methanol-fueled vehicle.
Technical report. "August 1988." "EPA/AA/CTAB/88-08." Includes bibliographical references (p. 19).