|Final Report on Testing of a Ford E-350 Diesel Truck|
|This project consisted of Hot 505 emissions testing of a diesel powered truck to determine the effect of the Combustion Technologies Dipetane treated diesel fuel on exhaust emissions of a diesel truck. The truck tested was a 1989 Ford E-350 truck with the 7.3L Diesel Engine, with over 44,377 miles on the odometer (Due to age and apparent condition of the truck it is assumed that this is a roll-over to an actual mileage of at least 144,377). This truck was chosen to represent a typical average-mileage diesel truck in the California market.
A baseline Hot 505 emissions test with standard commercially available California diesel fuel was run at the beginning. Combustion Technologies then took the vehicle away for mileage accumulation with the Dipetane added to standard diesel fuel. After approximately 8,000 miles the vehicle was brought back to the ATDS laboratory for a three Hot 505 test sequence. The fuel used was the tank fuel in the truck upon receipt, presumably California diesel with Dipetane. The test vehicle was run in a chassis dynamometer using Hot 505 test procedure (third phase of an FTP-75 emissions test) to determine the exhaust emissions during the test cycle. Particulate Matter (PM), Total Hydrocarbons (HC), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions were measured during the test along with Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The software calculates the fuel economy (MPG) of the vehicle based upon the carbon-balance in the exhaust emissions as compared to the total Carbon content of the fuel.
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Test Result Summary
The table below tabulates the test results for the vehicle.
Ford E-350 with the 7.3 L Diesel Engine
As can be seen from the above table, the results for the gaseous emissions exhibit a significant improvement in the HC, NOx and PM for the 1989 E-350 diesel vehicle between the baseline test and the test conducted after mileage accumulation. The slight increase in CO may be test to test variability unrelated to changes in the test vehicle. The increase in fuel economy is significant for a vehicle of this age and type.