Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline

Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline

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The Committee on Ozone-Forming Potential for Reformulated Gasoline was asked whether the existing body of scientific and technical information is sufficient to permit a robust evaluation and comparison of the emissions from motor vehicles using different reformulated gasolines based on their ozone-forming potentials and to assess the concomitant impact of that approach on air-quality benefits of the use of oxygenates within the RFG program. As part of its charge, the committee was asked to consider (1) the technical soundness of various approaches for evaluating and comparing the relative ozone-forming potentials of RFG blends, (2) technical aspects of various air-quality issues related to RFG assessment, and (3) the sensitivity of evaluations of the relative ozone-forming potentials to factors related to fuel properties and the variability of vehicle technologies and driving patterns.Indications are that vehicles with leaks, although small in number, can exceed the evaporative emissions of a ... The modem emissions-control system relies on a large number of sensors to provide inputs to the electronic control module.

Title:Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline
Author:Committee on Ozone-Forming Potential of Reformulated Gasoline, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1999-08-23


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