Automotive Fuel Conditioners: Their Properties and Effectiveness.
ARMY COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Fuel conditioners are made available to consumer outlets through service stations, discount stores, and automotive supply houses, and are designed to be added to vehicle fuel tanks as a supplement to finished gasolines. These conditioners have been advertised to improve the overall performance of internal-combustion engines in a variety of ways with the end result that engine emissions are reported to be reduced. Physiochemical data was developed on the nineteen gasoline and diesel fuel conditioners to assist in understanding the mechanism of their activity. Their effectiveness was determined by laboratory bench-scale tests using a specially designed apparatus which simulated automotive induction system environments.