CHARACTERIZATION OF DIESEL CRANKCASE EMISSIONS

Methods for measurement and expression of crankcase or "blowby" emissions from diesels were developed and demonstrated on a test engine. These methods were subsequently used to characterize gas and particulate emissions from two in-service engines. Crankcase emissions were evaluated under engine operating conditions corresponding to the EPA 13-mode certification test. Substances for which analyses were conducted included regulated pollutants, sulfate, trace elements, nitrosamines, individual hydrocarbons, and aldehydes. Emissions from the diesel crankcases were compared to exhaust emissions (where possible) to assess their importance. Analysis for nitrosamines was continued beyond the original effort, utilizing another test engine.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For Meeting, September 12-15, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • HARE, C T
    • BAINES, T M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770719 Preprint, HS-024 548
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM