A study has been conducted to determine the effects of nitrogen-containing fuel additives in gasoline on regulated and nonregulated automotive emissions. Methodology was developed to measure possible nitrogen-containing compounds and was used to analyze the emissions from a variety f cars without catalysts. No effects due to the additives could be discerned. Of the nonregulated nitrogen compounds analyzed, ammonia, amines, nitriles, nitrosoamines, and aryl nitro compounds were not detected; HCN, cyanogen, and alkyl nitro compounds were measured. Emission data are included from a rotary engine (Mazda), an air-cooled engine (Volkswagen), and two standard V-8 engines (Chevrolet and Ford). Six nitrogen-containing additives chosen for their common usage were tested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-253 782.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    Bartlesville Energy Research Center
    Bartlesville, OK  United States 

    Environmental Science Research Laboratory

    Res Triangle Park, NC  United States  27709
  • Authors:
    • HURN, R W
    • Cox, F W
    • Allsup, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., EPA/600/2-76/026
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM