Title

Gas-solid Chromatographic Analysis of Automobile Tailpipe Emissions as a Function of Different Engine and Exhaust System Modifications

Abstract

A single, relatively short gas-solid porous-layer open-tubular Chromatographic column was used to separate aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons and some inorganic gases (O2, CO and CO2) found in automobile exhaust. The column's performance and longevity did not appear to be affected by the presence of water or carbon dioxide in the samples. The concentrations of the emission gases varied considerably with changes in air/fuel ratio, coil voltage and use of catalytic converters. The results of the analyses were compared with those obtained using a commercial emission analyser (“sniffer”).

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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