MEASUREMENTS OF ALDEHYDES IN MOTOR CAR EXHAUSTS USING DIFFERENT VW GOLF MODELS
BEITRAG ZUR MESSUNG VON ALDEHYDEN IN KFZ-ABGASEN AM BEISPIEL VERSCHIEDENER VW GOLF-MODELLE
Aldehyde emission data collected in 5 passenger cars (Golf) were used to study options of emission reduction. Incomplete combustion in the engine make motor cars the main source of aldehydes in outdoor air. The authos discussed the significance of aldehydes in air chemistry (primary and secondary formation of aldehydes, decomposition of aldehydes, aldehydes as precursors, aldehyde immissions in selected sites), the action of aldehydes (cancerogenic action of formaldehyde, formaldehyde as an important allergen, rection mode and biotransformation of formaldehyde in the organism, acute toxicity in man after inhalation of aldehyde, reaction mode), pretests run for aldehyde immission determination (gas chromatography), sampling of car exhausts (roller-type test stand, car models, car parameters), chromatographic analysis methods and photometric methods, validation of the methods applied, and measurement results of aldehyde determination in the exhaust of the test cars. The author points out that speed limits and catalytic converters will contribute to a reduction of car emissions.
Hamburg Transport CommunityHamburg, Germany
- Kersten, W
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: 233 p.
- TRT Terms: Aldehydes; Catalytic converters; Exhaust gases; Formaldehyde; Pollutants
- Old TRIS Terms: Emission rates
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00615814
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM