CYCLE BY CYCLE VARIABILITY IN EMISSIONS OF A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE.

E. E. Milkins, H. C. Watson, L. C. Goldsworthy, Richard J. Hallworth

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Abstract

The exhaust emissions from a single-cylinder spark ignition engine were measured as a function of burning time. Flame propagation time was measured with an ionizabion probe, and the exhaust gas was sampled with a gas sampling valve. Electronic control logic determined the cycles to be sampled, based on the flame propagation time. Tests were carried out at full throttle, for lean, optimum, and rich A/F. The exhaust components measured were CO, HC, O//2, H//2, and N//2 using a gas chromatograph. The emission most affected by CBCV is CO. Cycles that are either faster or slower than the mean cycle have increased CO, particularly at lean A/F where a five-fold difference in CO concentration was measured. HC emissions show a 150% change for the same conditions. For other than lean A/F operation, H//2 was an exhaust product, up to 6% at rich A/F operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Prepr
Issue number741034
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Milkins, E. E., Watson, H. C., Goldsworthy, L. C., & Hallworth, R. J. (1974). CYCLE BY CYCLE VARIABILITY IN EMISSIONS OF A SPARK IGNITION ENGINE. SAE Prepr, (741034).