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Technologies for near-zero-emission gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Technologies for near-zero-emission gasoline-powered vehicles.

Zhao, (Frank) Fuquan.

Soc./ Automotive Engineers


464 pages




Emission regulations and the demands of concerned customers have motivated several automobile manufacturers to market production-model units recently; some even meet California's stringent regulation for partial zero emission vehicles (PZEVs). These 14 chapters provide readers with sufficient background and understanding of research and development for future PZEVs to develop new units at a global level. Topics include transient engine startup and shutdown, mixture formation, cold-start hydrocarbon emissions mechanisms, characterization of cold engine processes, spark retardation and secondary air injection for improving catalyst light-off performance, the effects of fuel properties and fuel reforming on cold-start hydrocarbon emissions and catalyst light-off, advanced catalyst design, the hydrocarbon trap, three-way catalytic converter system monitoring, evaporative emissions reduction, onboard diagnostics, emissions measurements and near-zero emission gasoline powered vehicle systems from BMW, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota. Each article includes references.

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