Activated carbon canister performance for a spark ignition engine

G. H. Choi, K. S. Cho, Y. J. Chung, J. M. Kim, R. W. Dibble, S. B. Han*

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Prediction of the performance of a carbon canister in vehicle evaporative emission control system has become an important aspect of overall fuel system development and design. A vehicle's evaporative emission control system is continuously working, even when the vehicle is not running, due to generation of vapors from the fuel tank during ambient temperature variations. Evaporative emissions from gasoline powered vehicles continue to be a major concern. The objective of this paper is to clarify the flow characteristics and other such fundamental data for the canister during loading and purging are needed, and this data will prove valuable in the development of the canister. This paper is to evaluate the relationship between carbon canister condition and engine performance during engine operation, and the effects of evaporative emissions on the engine performance were investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Automotive Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • CO emissions
  • Canister
  • Evaporative emissions
  • HC emissions
  • Loading
  • Purge
  • Purge bed volume
  • Purge control solenoid valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering


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