SULFATE SAMPLING DILUTION TUNNEL DESIGN AND VALIDATION
This report describes the design features and development testing of a dilution tunnel for sampling automotive sulfate emissions. The design of the dilution tunnel and sampling system was the result of a concensus of ideas from representatives of the EPA and industry. The development testing included a propane traverse to verify exhaust mixing; testing the critical flow sampling system; development and use of a sulfate mist generator to determine system sulfate recovery; and evaluation of system losses using automotive exhaust. The propane traverse demonstrated acceptable exhaust gas mixing. While system losses were acceptable using the acid mist generator, the system was found to have unacceptable sulfate losses at tunnel temperatures above 85C (185F) when tested with automotive exhaust. At the completion of the development tests, the sampling system, including the tunnel and sampling and control console was delivered to EPA, Ann Arbor. A complete set of drawings of the tunnel was furnished with the tunnel.
Southwest Research Institute6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX United States 78228-0510
Environmental Protection AgencyEmission Control Technology Division, 2565 Plymounth Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105
- INGALLS, M N
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 65 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerosols; Air pollution; City planning; Design; Dilution; Exhaust gases; Performance evaluations; Propane; Samplers; Sampling; Sulfates; Sulfur inorganic compounds; Testing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Inorganic sulfates; Propane fuel
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00175694
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-460-3-77-025 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-2196
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM