CHARACTERIZATION OF NINE HIGH-MILEAGE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EPA

This study was a pilot project designed to analyze the efficiency and condition of in-use catalysts on high-mileage vehicles. These 1975 model year vehicles were originally all public-owned and were obtained from an earlier EPA project (Restorative Maintenance Evaluation of High Mileage, Catalyst-Equipped Vehicles, conducted for EPA by Automotive Testing Laboratories, Inc., EPA Contract No. 68-03-2413). Tables I and II present descriptions, miles accumulated and FTP results for these nine vehicles from this past report. For the current project the catalysts were removed from the vehicles and tested for conversion efficiency and pressure drop. The catalysts were then subjected to visual, chemical and physical analysis to provide data on their in-use condition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Ethyl Corp., Research Labs., Ferndale, MI.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Atkinson-Noland Associates, Incorporated

    Marina Del Rey, CA  United States 

    National Science Foundation

    Engineeing and Applied Science, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Lyben, R G
    • Niebylski, L M
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-800124 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-2693
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM