Influences of accumulated mileage and technological changes on emissions of regulated pollutants from gasoline passenger vehicles

Qingyu Zhang , Juwang Fan , Weidong Yang , Fang Ying , Zhen Bao , Yi Sheng , Cheng Lin , Xuan Chen


Received September 29, 2017,Revised , Accepted March 20, 2018, Available online March 27, 2018

Volume 30,2018,Pages 197-206

In this study, the influences of accumulated mileage (deterioration) and technological changes (emission standards) on emission factors (EFs) of regulated pollutants (CO, HC, and NOx) from gasoline passenger vehicles were investigated based on Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) data using the chassis dynamometer method. The accumulated mileage of passenger vehicles was significantly linearly correlated with vehicle age. For most cases, the average EFs of CO, HC and NOx were significantly linearly correlated with accumulated mileage, indicating that emission deterioration had a significant impact on pollutant EFs. Implemented emission standards markedly influenced the EFs of regulated pollutants, and EFs markedly decreased with progressing emission standards. The present study also compared EFs of regulated pollutants between this study and the International vehicle emission (IVE) model, and marked differences in EFs were seen with variations in emission standards, vehicle types and accumulated mileage; NOx EFs in this study were higher than in the IVE model. The results provide new insight into estimating regulated pollutant emissions using the IVE model.

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