Particle size and emission indices measurements for jet engines, primarily the Rolls Royce RB211 engines on a NASA 757 aircraft are reported. These data were used to estimate the fraction of fuel sulfur that was converted to particulates. These measurements were made in-situ with the sampling aircraft several kilometers behind the source. Some complimentary ground measurements on the same source aircraft and engines are also reported. Significant differences are seen between the ground observations and the in-situ observations, indicating that plume processes are changing the aerosol's characteristics.
D. E. Hagen et al., "Particulate Sizing and Emission Indices for a Jet Engine Exhaust Sampled At Cruise," Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 25, no. 10, pp. 1681-1684, Wiley-Blackwell, May 1998.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97GL03504
Keywords and Phrases
Engines; Exhaust Systems (Engine); Jet Engines; NASA; Particle Size; Aircraft Fuels; Exhaust Gases; Gas Emissions; Jet Engines; Particle Size Analysis; Phase Transitions; Sulfur Compounds; Thermal Plumes; Emission Index; Fuel Sulfur; Ground Measurements; Ground Observations; In-situ Observations; Rolls-royce; Aircraft Engines; Atmospheric Aerosols; High Sulfur Aircraft Fuels
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