Effects of fuel formulation on exhaust emissions from motorcycle

Yung Chen Yao, Jiun-Horng Tsai, An Lin Chang, Chi Chyn Chen, Fu Tien Jeng

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Abstract

Emissions from motorcycle contribute a significant portion in the air pollutant emission inventory in Taiwan. Exhaust from motorcycle strongly depends on engine type and fuel formulation. A study was conducted to investigate the effects of gasoline composition on the profiles of exhaust gas, including CO, NOx and hydrocarbon (HC), from a motorcycle engine dynamometer. Fuel with low content of sulfur and aromatics caused the lowest exhaust CO, HC, and NO emission factor among these testing fuels in both engine test modes. A reduction in gasoline sulfur content decreased CO emission in motorcycle engine idle, the reduction range was 32-41%. In engine running mode, reducing gasoline sulfur level might decrease CO emission also, but reduction percentage are less than in idle mode. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AWMA's 99th Annual Conference and Exhibition (New Orleans, LA 6/20-23/2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's - 99th Annual Conference and Exhibition 2006
Pages1318-1329
Number of pages12
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAir and Waste Management Association's - 99th Annual Conference and Exhibition 2006 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jun 202006 Jun 23

Other

OtherAir and Waste Management Association's - 99th Annual Conference and Exhibition 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period06-06-2006-06-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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