EPA Science Inventory

Biodiesel and Cold Temperature Effect 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 Effect on Speciated Mobile Source Air Toxics from Modern Diesel Trucks. To be Presented at 2015 CRC Mobile Source Air Toxics Workshop, Sacramento, CA, February 17 - 19, 2015.

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.

Purpose/Objective:

This invited presentation will highlight APPCD research on speciated emission measurements from the recent biodiesel dynamometer study. The talk will be presented to a diverse audience of environmental regulators and researchers from governmental agencies, industry and academia. This results presented in this talk have already been published in a peer-reviewed publication from the same authors.

URLs/Downloads:

MSAT2015_BIODIESEL TALK1.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 1535 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Start Date: 02/19/2015
Completion Date: 02/19/2015
Record Last Revised: 07/29/2016
Record Created: 03/10/2016
Record Released: 03/10/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 311338

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