Forty-six experimental diesel fuels have been tested in a modern automotive diesel engine, and the effect of fuel characteristics on particulate emissions, gaseous emissions, and fuel economy has been studied. Regression analysis of results established a relationship between particulate emissions and two fuel characteristics: (1) aromatic content and (2) volatility, especially as described by the 90% boiling point. Particulates could be reduced by lowering either aromatic content or 90% boiling point.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Burley, H A
    • Rosebrock, T L
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790923
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM