A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF MANGANESE FUEL ADDITIVE ON AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONS
The effects of using the manganese fuel additive, MMT, on experimental engine emission control systems have been evaluated in a prototype vehicle test program. Two types of engines and catalytic converters were used in vehicle emission control systems designed for compliance with the 0.41 HC, 3.4 CO, and 2.0 NOx g/mi standard. Testing included multiple engine dynamometer and vehicle schedules which accrued the equivalent of nearly 2-1/2 million vehicle miles. The only major adverse effect of MMT fuel usage observed was a twofold increase in engine and tail pipe hydrocarbon emissions over the 50,000-mile vehicle test schedule durations employed.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Faix, L J
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Additives; Carbon monoxide; Exhaust gases; Fuels; Hydrocarbons; Manganese; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00193334
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780002
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM