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Biodiesel and Cold Temperature Effects on Speciated Mobile Source Air Toxics from Modern Diesel Trucks

Citation:

George, I., M. Hays, R. Snow, J. Faircloth, BJ George, T. Long, AND R. Baldauf. Biodiesel and Cold Temperature Effects on Speciated Mobile Source Air Toxics from Modern Diesel Trucks. CRC Mobile Source Air Toxics Workshop, Sacramento, CA, February 17 - 19, 2015.

Impact/Purpose:

This absrract presents speciated measurements of mobile source air toxics from diesel exhaust during the most recent dynamometer study on biodiesel and cold temperature effects on diesel emissions. This abstract was prepared upon request of organizers of the 2015 CRC Mobile Source Air Toxics Worshop to consider whether to invite the authors to present this work at the Workshop.

Description:

Speciated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with a particular focus on mobile source air toxics (MSATs) were measured in diesel exhaust from three heavy-duty trucks equipped with modern aftertreatment technologies. Emissions testing was conducted on a temperature controlled chassis dynamometer at two ambient temperatures (-7 °C and 22 °C) operating on two fuels (ultra-low sulfur diesel and 20 % soy biodiesel blend) over three driving cycles: cold start, warm start and heavy-duty urban dynamometer driving cycle. VOCs were measured separately for each drive cycle. Carbonyls, particularly formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, were the most highly emitted VOCs observed during emissions testing representing >70% of all emissions. Biodiesel use led to minor but highly variable changes in MSATs. Cold temperature and cold start conditions caused dramatic enhancements in VOC emissions, particularly carbonyls, compared to the warmer temperature and other drive cycles, respectively. Different 2007+ aftertreatment technologies had a strong influence on MSAT emissions through catalyst regeneration events. The NOx Adsorber Catalyst and Diesel Particle Filter catalyst regenerations increased MSAT emissions that were compound-specific and highly dependent on test conditions. MSAT emissions observed in this work were compared with SPECIATE profiles and literature values for diesel engines. These comparisons indicated that these newer aftertreatment technologies resulted in lower emission rates of aromatic compounds. Yet, carbonyl emissions have not improved in modern diesel vehicles compared to diesel vehicles without 2007+ aftertreatment technologies.

URLs/Downloads:

2015_MSAT_IGABSTRACT.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 12.482 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 02/19/2015
Record Last Revised: 02/22/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 311232

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

EMISSIONS CHARACTERIZATION AND PREVENTION BRANCH