EFFECTS OF GASOHOL ON IDLE HC AND CO EMISSIONS

A test program was run to investigate the effects of gasohol on CO and HC emissions on an I/M idle test. Three vehicles were set up to operate on either gasoline or gasohol. A Hamilton emissions analyzer was used to measure tailpipe emissions. CO emissions were varied in each of the cars by adjusting the idle mixture screw, and HC emissions were varied by inducing a misfire with a misfire generator. At each CO and HC value as specified in the program, the fuel was switched from gasoline to gasohol while its effect was noted on tailpipe emissions. The data obtained provided a basis for determining gasohol's ability to reduce CO and HC emissions for an idle test.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Inspection and Maintenance Staff, 2565 Plymouth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48105
  • Authors:
    • Darlington, T
    • Lawrence, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-AA-IMS/ST-80-4 Tech Rpt., HS-030 513, TEB-80-13
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1983 12:00AM