THE QUALITY OF EXHAUST GASES FROM INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

DIE ABGASQUALITAET VON VERBRENNUNGSMOTOREN

This article discusses the reduction of harmful components (carbon monoxide, unburnt hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and lead compounds) in exhaust gases, in terms of regulations in Germany, Japan and the USA. In combustion engines carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons can be reduced by combustion in excess air, the use of electronic fuel injection, and by catalytic post-combustion. Some reduction of nitrogen oxides is obtainable by reduced compression and retarded ignition, but suitable catalyzers are being developed. From diesel engines carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions remain within required limits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Club d'Italia

    Via Marsala 8
    00185 Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Stabenow, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Accession Number: 00263416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM