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A Field Survey of Emissions from Aircraft Turbine Engines.
Cox FW; Penn FW; Chase JO
NTIS: PB 210 220 :28 pages
Exhaust emissions were measured from 25 aircraft turbine engines using jet a fuel. Analytical apparatus, procedures, and results are described. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and aldehydes were measured at engine operating modes representing power levels used in airline operation. Carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, and aldehyde emissions were highest at idle and lowest at takeoff; oxides of nitrogen were lowest at idle and highest at takeoff. Of the total oxides of nitrogen emitted, nitrogen dioxide constituted from 10 to 100 percent, depending on the exhaust gas temperature. Engines retrofitted with smoke- reducing burner cans produced less carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, and aldehyde emissions, and slightly more oxides of nitrogen then engines with standard burner cans. Work done under an agreement with the office of air programs of the Environmental Protection Agency.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 210 220
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