Effects of a Narrow-Cut No, 1 Fuel, and Variation in Its Properties, on Light-Duty Diesel Emissions 811193
Several properties of a refinery “straightrun kerosene“, which had a narrow boiling range approximating the middle of a No. 1 diesel fuel, were altered to study their effects on regulated and unregulated exhaust emissions. Eleven fuel blends, representing changes in nitrogen content, aromatic level, boiling point distribution, olefin content, and cetane number, were evaluated in a 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D. Statistical analysis, including regression, was performed using selected fuel properties as independent variables. Higher aromatic levels were generally associated with increased emissions, while increased olefin levels were generally associated with decreased emissions.
Citation: Bykowski, B., Hare, C., and Baines, T., "Effects of a Narrow-Cut No, 1 Fuel, and Variation in Its Properties, on Light-Duty Diesel Emissions," SAE Technical Paper 811193, 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/811193. Download Citation
Bruce B. Bykowski, Charles T. Hare, Thomas M. Baines
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI
1981 SAE International Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exhibition
Fuel and Combustion Effects on Particulate Emissions-SP-0502, SAE 1981Transactions-V90-A