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Trends in Emissions Control Technologies for 1983-1987 Model-Year California-Certified Light-Duty Vehicles
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 01, 1987 by SAE International in United States
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An analysis of data provided by-vehicle manufacturers during the California emissions certification process has been performed for 1983-1987 model-year light-duty vehicles. The major change in emission control system design was a decrease in the use of secondary air injection which was used on 75% of 1983 vehicles, but only 50% of 1986 and 1987 vehicles. Exhaust gas recirculation was used on 90% of vehicles from 1983-1987. The sales-weighted certification emission levels of gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles were 0.23 g/mile HC, 3.1 g/mile CO, and 0.5 g/mile NOx in 1983. Levels of HC and CO were approximately constant at 0.20 g/mile and 2.7 g/mile, respectively, from 1984-1987 with NOx levels decreasing to 0.4 g/mile for 1987.
CitationLyons, J. and Kenny, R., "Trends in Emissions Control Technologies for 1983-1987 Model-Year California-Certified Light-Duty Vehicles," SAE Technical Paper 872164, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/872164.
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