EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND FUEL LEAD CONTENT ON PARTICULATE FORMATION IN SPARK IGNITION ENGINE EXHAUST

Experiments were performed to determine the effects of temperature and lead content of the fuel on the weight and size distribution of particulates emitted from a spark ignition engine. The measurements were made using three different, specially constructed sampling systems which utilized filters and an Andersen Sampler for particle collection, and allowed sampling directly from the exhaust stream. The performance of these sampling systems was evaluated, and the conditions necessary for obtaining a representative sample of the exhaust stream were established. Measuring both leaded and unleaded fuels, the total weight of particles emitted using leaded fuel was approximately six times higher than with unleaded fuel. Particulate deposition on the inside of the exhaust system was also evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Motor Vehicle Emissions Laboratory, 2565 Plymouth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48105
  • Authors:
    • Sampson, R E
    • Springer, G S
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pub-72-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-AP-01012-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM