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Interim Particulate Matter Test Method for the Determination of Particulate Matter from Gas Turbine Engines, SERDP Project WP-1538 Final Report
Howard, R. P., K. M. Stephens, P. D. Whitefield, D. E. Hagen, S. L. Achterberg, E. A. Black, S. C. Herndon, M. T. Timko, R. C. Miake-Lye, J. S. Kinsey, AND D. Gemmill. Interim Particulate Matter Test Method for the Determination of Particulate Matter from Gas Turbine Engines, SERDP Project WP-1538 Final Report. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Alexandria, VA, 2012.
To inform Public
Under Project No. WP-1538 of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, the U. S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is developing an interim test method for non-volatile particulate matter (PM) specifically for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) that is more accurate, less expensive, and less time consuming than EPA Reference Test Method 5. AEDC is proactively working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Society of Automotive Engineers E-31 Committee, and academia to develop this test method. The new PM test method will allow the JSF to be promptly put into active service, save the DoD time and money, and further the science of PM measurement. As part of this project, two developmental tests are to be conducted. The first test on an F100-220 engine installed in a test cell at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), OK, was conducted in April 2007, primarily to address unresolved sampling issues. The second test ,for interim methodology validation and demonstration has been planned for November 2008 on the same engine type, also to be conducted at Tinker AFB. During these tests, a comparison of available instrumentation is to be conducted to determine the most appropriate methods of measuring the mass emissions of non-volatile particles at the engine exit.