Determination of Alternative Fuels Combustion Products: Phase 2 Final Report

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report, which covers the second year of this effort, describes the laboratory work to accomplish four independent tasks: (1) speciation of hydrocarbon exhaust emissions from a light-duty vehicle operated over the chassis dynamometer portion of the light-duty FTP after modifications for operation on butane and butane blends: (2) evaluation of NREL's Variable Conductance Vacuum InsulatedCatalytic Converter Test Article 4 for the reduction of cold-start FTP exhaust emissions after extended soak periods for a Ford FFV Taurus operating on E83; (3) support of the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in an attempt to define correlations between engine-out combustion products identified by SwRI during chassis dynamometer testing, and those found during flow tube reactorexperiments conducted by UDRI; and (4) characterization of small-diameter particulate matter from a Ford Taurus FFV operating in a simulated fuel-rich failure mode on CNG, LPG, M85, E85 and reformulated gasoline.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages149
StatePublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-540-23143


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