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Investigations on the main engines exhaust of two Boeing 767-3ZR
Author(s): Bernhard Lechner; Michael Bacher; Johannes Rodler; Peter J. Sturm
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The main engines exhaust of two Boeing 767-3ZR(ER) powered by Pratt & Whitney 4060 has been intensively studied using spectroscopic methods like Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS). All cockpit data was provided by the operating airline while the thrust level was varied between idle (25% N1) and 70 % N1 where N1 is the maximum number of revolutions of the fan. The investigated gaseous species were carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) and some hydrocarbons (C2H4, C2H2, HCOH and unburned kerosene). A comparison to the database of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) showed much higher emissions of CO and NOx-emissions in the same range. Although these two aircraft were of the same age and maintained by the same operator the emissions differed by a factor of two. Formaldehyde proved to be the most abundant hydrocarbon besides ethane and ethane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5235, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII, (16 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.507716
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Bernhard Lechner, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)
Michael Bacher, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)
Johannes Rodler, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)
Peter J. Sturm, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5235:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII
Klaus P. Schaefer; Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Richard H. Picard, Editor(s)

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