Exhaust emissions from diesel engines are a substantial source of air pollution in this country. In recognition of this fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued strict new regulations due to take effect -in 1991 and 1994 that will drastically reduce the amount of some pollutants these engines will be allowed to emit. The technology is not currently available to produce diesel engines that can meet these regulations without large penalties in engine performance and efficiency. One technique that offers promise of being able to reduce emissions from both existing engines and new engines is alcohol fumigation.
Iowa Department of Transportation; University Transportation Centers Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation
Van Gerpen, J. H. and Van Meter, D. B., "Emission Control in Diesel Engines By Alcohol Fumigation" (1990). InTrans Project Reports. 210.