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ACRP AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM REPORT 63 Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration Measurement of Gaseous HAP Emissions from Idling Aircraft as a Function of Engine and Ambient Conditions
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ACRP OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE* TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD 2012 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE* CHAIR OFFICERS James Wilding Chair: Sandra Rosenbloom, Professor of Planning, University of Arizona, Tucson Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Vice Chair: Deborah H. Butler, Executive Vice President, Planning, and CIO, Norfolk Southern (retired) Corporation, Norfolk, VA Executive Director: Robert E. Skinner, Jr., Transportation Research Board VICE CHAIR Jeff Hamiel MEMBERS MinneapolisSt. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission J. Barry Barker, Executive Director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY William A.V. Clark, Professor of Geography and Professor of Statistics, Department of Geography, MEMBERS University of California, Los Angeles James Crites Eugene A. Conti, Jr., Secretary of Transportation, North Carolina DOT, Raleigh DallasFort Worth International Airport James M. 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AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM ACRP REPORT 63 Measurement of Gaseous HAP Emissions from Idling Aircraft as a Function of Engine and Ambient Conditions Scott Herndon Ezra Wood Jon Franklin Richard Miake-Lye Aerodyne Research, Inc. Billerica, MA W. Berk Knighton Montana State University Bozeman, MT Mark Babb Southwest Airlines Dallas, TX Alex Nakahara Tom Reynolds Hamsa Balakrishnan Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Subscriber Categories Aviation · Energy · Environment Research sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD WASHINGTON, D.C. 2012 www.TRB.org
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AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM ACRPREPORT 63 Airports are vital national resources. They serve a key role in trans Project 02-03A portation of people and goods and in regional, national, and inter ISSN 1935-9802 national commerce. They are where the nation's aviation system ISBN 978-0-309-21401-8 connects with other modes of transportation and where federal respon Library of Congress Control Number 2012935705 sibility for managing and regulating air traffic operations intersects with the role of state and local governments that own and operate most © 2012 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. airports. Research is necessary to solve common operating problems, to adapt appropriate new technologies from other industries, and to introduce innovations into the airport industry. 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COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAMS CRP STAFF FOR ACRP REPORT 63 Christopher W. Jenks, Director, Cooperative Research Programs Crawford F. Jencks, Deputy Director, Cooperative Research Programs Lawrence D. Goldstein, Senior Program Officer Eileen P. Delaney, Director of Publications Acrp Project 02-03A Panel Field of Environment Renee L. Dowlin, Portland (OR) International Airport (Chair) Robert A. Arnott, Strategic Environmental Analysis, LLC, Greenwood Village, CO Steven L. Baughcum, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle, WA Willard J. Dodds, GE Aviation, McMinnville, OR Brenda L. Enos, Massachusetts Port Authority, East Boston, MA Robert P. Howard, Arnold Air Force Base, TN Eileen A. Murphy, Rutgers, The State University of NJ Robert P. Newman, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Sparks, MD Saadat Syed, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT Darcy C.Z. Zarubiak, Leigh Fisher, Dallas, TX Mohan Gupta, FAA Liaison Nancy N. Young, Airlines for America (A4A) Liaison Christine Gerencher, TRB Liaison AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS John Kinsey, United States Environmental Protection Agency. Art Kaucher, John Dayton, Tammy Kenney, Doug Rings, Phil Bursczak, and Elaine Karnes, Southwest Airlines. Roger Petersen and Harold Roehrich, United Air Lines Engineering Operations Center. Matthew Marich, Ray Hoffelt, and Aaron Frame, Chicago Department of Aviation. Albert Presto and Allen Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University. David Lewis, Connecticut College. Matthew DeWitt, University of Dayton Research Institute. Elena de la Rosa Blanca and Jim Hileman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prem Lobo, Stephen Achterberg, and Phillip Whitefield, Missouri University of Science and Technology. Robert Howard, Arnold Engineering Development Center. Williard Dodds and Russel Arey, GE Aviation. Steven Baughcum and Douglas Dubois, The Boeing Company. Luke Ziemba, NASA Langley. Zhenhong Yu, Michael Timko, Jay Peck, and Chuck Kolb, Aerodyne Research, Inc.
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FOREWORD By Lawrence D. Goldstein Staff Officer Transportation Research Board ACRP Report 63 presents the output of a comprehensive emissions test program designed to measure gaseous Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from in-production jet engines oper ating at a range of idle settings and ambient temperatures. The measurement program addressed two primary concerns: total hydrocarbons and speciated hydrocarbons, includ ing HAPs, within the exhaust plume in reasonable proximity of the engine nozzle to capture emissions prior to condensation of volatile gasses; and emissions at a downstream location where the plume has cooled to near-ambient temperatures. The measurement program used commercial aircraft equipped with General Electric CFM56 wing-mounted engines, conducted during three separate campaigns at three different airports to evaluate the effects of change in environmental conditions as well as varying idle speeds. Although the data is attributed to and is defined by this particular engine, additional complementary data has been used to develop an estimation tool using measured data trends as a function of ambi ent temperature and fuel delivery rates. Interest in this research emerged as the result of a recognized need, expressed by gov ernment agency and community groups, for more definitive information about emissions from aircraft and other airport-related sources. An important component of airport-related emissions, addressed by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state-level environmental programs, is Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Unlike criteria air pollutants (particle pollution, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead), information on the emission, transformation, and transport of aviation-related HAPs has historically been limited. With a limited understanding of aviation HAP emis sions, airport operators have neither been able to develop accurate inventories nor provide effective guidance to state and local constituencies. This research was envisioned as one of a series of studies undertaken or to be undertaken to address the broader question of measur ing emissions from aircraft and other equipment operating at airports. The specific need for this research was originally identified in an earlier ACRP study published in 2008. This earlier study identified gaps in then-current research on airport- related HAP emissions and recommended additional research to help understand potential impacts and how to measure them. That study, published as ACRP Report 7: Aircraft and Airport-Related Hazardous Air Pollutants: Research Needs and Analysis, concluded that an important source of airport-related HAP compounds at most commercial airports is idling jet engines and that understanding the scale and character of this emission source was, therefore, a high priority to the airport community. ACRP Report 7 recommended a tar geted research effort to document the contribution of idling jet engines to HAP emissions, which resulted in this report.
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The results of this research can be used to improve the assessment of HAP emissions at airports based on specific operating parameters and changes in ambient conditions, recog nizing that the engine emission data presented is limited to one class of engines. Despite that limitation, the analysis demonstrates that emissions vary as a function of ambient tempera tures and idle speeds, and that these variations are significant and measurable. In the future, additional engine emissions performance testing to encompass different engine types would further improve air quality emissions assessment capability. The data provided in this study can still be used to improve emissions estimates that would otherwise not reflect changes linked to variation in ambient temperature and engine thrust characteristics experienced during passenger loading and unloading, and taxiing. In addition, the study outcome can motivate better data usage and suggest improved operations that would actually reduce emissions based on actual performance. The research described in this report involved extensive interaction among technical experts in engine operations and engine emissions performance as well as experienced air port operators. The results contribute to the important objective of understanding and, eventually, managing airport-related emissions as a function of changes in capacity and service demand.
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CONTENTS 1 Summary 1 Findings 2 Implications for Airport Operators 3 Section I Introduction 4 I.1 Aircraft Engine Emissions at Airports 5 I.2 Anatomy of the High-Bypass-Ratio Turbofan Engine 6 I.3 Application of the Current Emission Model to Idle Phase Emissions 7 Section II Project Plan and Approach 7 II.1 Project Stages and Tests 7 II.2 Test Venues, Temperatures, and Engines 9 Section III Key Project Findings 10 III.1 Dependence of VOC on Fuel Flow Near Idle 11 III.2 Test Results for Engine SA012 11 III.3 Ensemble Result for Fuel Flow Dependence 12 III.4 Systematic Error and Fuel Flow Dependence 13 III.5 Fuel Flow Dependence and Variability 14 Section IV Relationship Between Emissions and Ambient Temperature 14 IV.1 VOC Emissions and Ambient Temperature 14 IV.2 Emissions Index Temperature Dependence 17 Section V Emissions Model Based on Near-Idle Fuel Flow and Ambient Temperature 17 V.1 Proposed Empirical Model 20 V.2 Example Application of the Model 21 Section VI Additional Findings 21 VI.1 Engine Warm-Up Emissions 21 VI.2 Near-Idle VOC Scaling 23 VI.3 Effect of Fuel Composition on Emissions 25 Section VII Applicability to Airport Practice 26 Section VIII References 27 Acronyms and Abbreviations 28 Appendix A Project Results 71 Appendix B Development of the "Near-Idle" Test Matrix
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77 Appendix C Exhaust Probe Sampling Techniques 85 Appendix D Links Between Emissions and Air Quality in the Terminal and Fence Line 88 Appendix E Quality Assurance Documentation for Analytical Methods