||Petroleum Versus Alternate-Source Fuel Effects on Light-Duty Diesel Emissions.
Bykowski, Bruce B. ;
||Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.
Air pollution control ;
Exhaust emissions ;
Laboratory equipment ;
Light duty vehicles ;
Diesel engine exhaust ;
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The major objective of this project was to determine if the effects of property variation in alternate-source fuels on exhaust emissions were the same, less pronounced, or more pronounced than the effects of property variation in petroleum fuels. This study generated exhaust emissions data using several alternate-source diesel fuels in 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit. The same vehicle was used in an earlier study to evaluate several other alternate-source fuels. Data from this study and the previous study were combined to represent alternate-source fuel effects on light-duty diesel exhaust emissions. Data regarding petroleum fuel effects on light-duty diesel emissions were obtained by reviewing available studies found in a library literature search. One of the major challenges in performing this work was to formulate a statistical analysis test plan which would strengthen the statistical arguments, while minimizing the number of assumptions and maximizing the applications of the conclusions.