||Evaluation of the Emissions Characteristics of the Esso Well Mixed Thermal Reactor.
Thomso, John C. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Office of Air Programs.
( Automobile engines ;
Air pollution control equipment) ;
Exhaust gases ;
Air pollution ;
Performance evaluation ;
Air pollution control ;
Automobile exhaust ;
Thermal reactors(Exhaust systems)
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An evaluation was made of an advanced emission control system for reciprocating engines. The vehicle tested was a 1971 Ford LTD with a special Esso thermal reactor and the necessary modifications to the vehicle for the operation of the reactor. The vehicle used a 351 cu. in. V-8 and an automatic transmission. The reactor is attached to the exhaust ports and replaces the exhaust manifold. The test program used two test procedures; the 1972 and 1975 Federal Emission Test Procedures for new vehicle certification. Brief descriptions are given of the control system and of the test program. Results indicate that this system will meet all standards through 1974 and shows promise for meting the 1975 standards. In order to achieve the 1976 standards, additional controls for NOx are required.