CHICAGO'S EXPERIENCE IN VEHICLE EMISSION TESTING

This paper provides a description of automated test procedures and equipment used by the City of Chicago. Emission averages for CO and HC are given for different model year range vehicles and different makes of vehicles based on tests of approximately 190,000 vehicles in 1974. The "cause of failure," (high CO only, high HC only, or both) is statistically analyzed and emission averages are given. A method of calculating air quality improvement from idle emission averages and other data is illustrated. Results are given for a 12 month testing period in which approximately 25% of low mileage 1975 model year vehicles failed the City test. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Poston, H W
    • Seliber, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760368
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM