The Impact of Ethanol Blended Fuel on Vehicle Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds

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Tibbett, Anne; Coplin, Nicholas; Azzi, Merched; Carras, John


2009-09-07


Conference Material


CASANZ 19th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 6th - 9th September 2009


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A comprehensive study was undertaken by CSIRO and Orbital Australia, commissioned by the Australian Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), to determine the effect of ethanol blended gasoline fuel on vehicle exhaust and evaporative emissions, and associated impacts on air quality and health. The program was undertaken using in service, light duty petrol vehicles, representative of the current Australian fleet. The vehicles were tested for exhaust emissions over the recently developed Australian real world urban drive cycle, and for evaporative emissions under current ADR emissions certification protocols. This paper delivers the results of the emissions characterisation component of this study; specifically the speciation of over 100 volatile organic compounds, as air toxics and those contributing to the formation of ozone in the atmosphere, and the impact of ethanol blended fuel on vehicle emission rates.


Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand


vehicle emissions; VOCs; air toxics; ethanol fuel, E10, petrol; exhaust; evaporatives


Environmental Management


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© Copyright 2009, Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand


EP092461


Conference Paper - Refereed


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Tibbett, Anne; Coplin, Nicholas; Azzi, Merched; Carras, John. The Impact of Ethanol Blended Fuel on Vehicle Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds. In: CASANZ 19th International Clean Air and Environment Conference; 6th - 9th September 2009; Perth, Western Australia. Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand; 2009. 8. http://hdl.handle.net/102.100.100/110654?index=1



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