Science Inventory

Novel Sampling Techniques for Measurement of Turbine Engine Total Particulate Matter Emissions

Citation:

Kinsey, J. Novel Sampling Techniques for Measurement of Turbine Engine Total Particulate Matter Emissions. ESTCP Programmatic Review, Washington, DC, March 07, 2014.

Impact/Purpose:

The purpose of this research is to demonstrate two different techniques for the determination of the total (volatile + non-volatile) particulate matter emissions from aircraft turbine engines by direct sampling at the engine exit as compared to that found by downstream plume sampling. If successful, one or more of these techniques could be used in future engine certification for total PM rather than just non-volatile particles as is currently being proposed to the International Civil Aviation Organization by the SAE E-31 Committee. Characterization of the total PM is needed to address PM-2.5 NAAQS non-attainment problems for airports located in urban areas.

Description:

This is the first progress report of a study to evaluate two different condensation devices for the measurement of the total (volatile + non-volatile) particulate matter (PM) emissions from aircraft turbine engines by direct sampling at the engine exit. The characteristics of the PM determined in the condensation devices were compared to that measured in the downstream exhaust plume for two engine power conditions and three fuel types. Specific parameters measured included: total PM mass; black carbon; elemental/organic carbon; PM sulfate; and gas phase SO2, CO2, and total hydrocarbons. Preliminary results are presented as is the status of the data and sample analyses.

URLs/Downloads:

ESTCP PEER REVIEW FORM_01-07-14.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 227.326 KB,  about PDF)

ESTCP PROGRAM REVIEW.PPTX

ESTCP PROGRAM REVIEW V2.PPTX

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 03/07/2014
Record Last Revised: 10/05/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 309635

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