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General aviation piston-engine exhaust emission reductionTo support the promulgation of aircraft regulations, two airports were examined, Van Nuys and Tamiami. It was determined that the carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from piston-engine aircraft have a significant influence on the CO levels in the ambient air in and around airports, where workers and travelers would be exposed. Emissions standards were set up for control of emissions from aircraft piston engines manufactured after December 31, 1979. The standards selected were based on a technologically feasible and economically reasonable control of carbon monoxide. It was concluded that substantial CO reductions could be realized if the range of typical fuel-air ratios could be narrowed. Thus, improvements in fuel management were determined as reasonable controls.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kempke, E. E., Jr.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Houtman, W. H.
(EPA Washington, D. C., United States)
Westfield, W. T.
(FAA Washington, D. C., United States)
Duke, L. C.
(AVCO Lycoming Williamsport, Pa., United States)
Rezy, B. J.
(Teledyne Continental Motors Los Angeles, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Aircraft Eng. Emissions
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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