EVAPORATIVE AND EXHAUST EMISSIONS FROM CARS FUELED WITH GASOLINE CONTAINING ETHANOL OR METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER

Vehicle tests showed that evaporative emissions were increased significantly by adding 10 percent ethanol to gasoline, but were increased less with 15 percent MTBE in gasoline. The quantity of ethanol or MTBE in evaporative emissions was investigated in laboratory tests. Exhaust HC, CO, and NO sub x, emissions from a car without closed-loop fuel control were significantly lower with the ethanol and MTBE fuel blends than with gasoline. For cars equipped with closed-loop carburetors, the absolute differences in exhaust emissions among the fuels were a small. Fuel economy and driveability were worse with ethanol and MTBE fuel blends than with gasoline.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • FUREY, R L
    • King, J B
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800261
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM