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Title: Real-world performance of catalytic converters
Authors: Samuel, S.
Morrey, D.
Fowkes, M.
Taylor, D.H.C.
Garner, Colin P.
Austin, L.
Keywords: Vehicle
Catalytic converters
Real-world
Performance
Emissions
Drive-cycle
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE
Citation: SAMUEL, S....et al., 2005. Real-world performance of catalytic converters. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 219(7), pp. 881-888.
Abstract: This paper investigates experimentally the performance of a three-way catalytic (TWC) converter for real-world passenger car driving in the United Kingdom. A systematic approach is followed for the analysis using a Euro-IV vehicle coupled with a TWC converter. The analysis shows that the real-world performance of TWC converters is significantly different from the performance established on legislative test cycles. It is identified that a light-duty passenger vehicle certified for Euro-IV emissions reaches the gross polluting threshold limits during real-world driving conditions. This result is shown to have implications for overall emission levels and the use of remote emissions sensing and on-board diagnostics (OBD) systems.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© IMechE ]. It is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/095440705X28349
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/095440705X28349
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4835
ISSN: 0954-4070
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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