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Title: Developing an emission factor for hazardous air pollutants for an F-16 using JP-8 fuel. Master's thesis

The 1990 Clean Air Act amendments drastically changed the legislation of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) or air toxics. Title 3 of the act which specifically addresses HAPs now lists 189 substances which may require regulation as air toxics. Consequently, the reporting of HAP emissions from all Air Force operations will be required in the future. However, the Department of Defense (DoD) does not have methods available to report this information. This thesis develops emission factors for selected HAPs from an F-16 CD aircraft/F110 engine operating on JP-8 fuel. The methodology included: determining which HAPs should be selected, using past aircraft emission studies to estimate HAP concentrations for the F110 engine using JP-8 fuel selecting an emission factor formula to calculate emission factors for each HAP, testing the developed emission factors on an airfield operation. The estimated emission factors for each HAP for the F110 engine are low for all engine modes mainly because the F110 is a newer engine with high combustion efficiency. The resultant emission inventory shows that many HAPs would be classified as major sources under current Title 3 legislation. Thus, it is important to assess airfield operations to ensure they remain in compliance with the upcoming Titlemore » 3 legislation.« less
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Report Number(s):
AD-A-284802/6/XAB; AFIT/GEE/ENS--94S-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Master's thesis
Research Org:
Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States). School of Engineering
Country of Publication:
United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GASEOUS WASTES; CALCULATION METHODS; REGULATORY GUIDES; JET ENGINE FUELS; AIR POLLUTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; FUELS; LIQUID FUELS; POLLUTION; WASTES 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; 540120 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)