The Impact of JP-4/JP-8 Conversion on Aircraft Engine Exhaust Emissions.
Interim technical rept. Jul 75-Feb 76,
AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The proposed conversion of predominant Air Force fuel usage from JP-4 to JP-8 has created the need to examine the dependence of engine pollutant emission on fuel type. Available data concerning the effect of fuel type on emissions has been reviewed. T56 single combustor testing has been undertaken to determine JP-4JP-8 emission variations over a wide range of simulated engine cycle operating conditions at idle. In addition, a J85-5 engine was tested using JP-4 and JP-8. Results of the previous and new data collectively led to the following conclusions regarding conversion to JP-8 a HC and CO emission changes will depend upon individual combustor design features, b no change to NOx emission will occur, and c an increase in smokeparticulate emissions will result. It is recommended that these findings be incorporated into air quality analytical models to define the overall impact of the proposal conversion. Further, it is recommended that combustor analytical models be employed to attempt prediction of the results described herein. Should these models be successful, analytical prediction of JP-8 emissions from other Air Force engine models may be substituted for more combustor rig or engine testing. Author
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
- Air Pollution and Control