Proposed Management of Petrol Octane Enhancing Additives/Products
Setting national fuel quality standards - Discussion paper 2A
Environment Australia, 2000
ISBN 0 6421 9492 0
About this paper
An assessment of the additives and products used to increase octane in petrol is necessary before any national management strategies for their use can be adopted.
To assist in this process, Environment Australia commissioned an independent literature review and analysis of available octane enhancing petrol additives and products (octane enhancers). This study, completed by Duncan Seddon and Associates Pty Ltd, was designed to review and analyse chemical additives and products that may be added to petrol to increase octane. It did not consider refinery processes that can be adopted to increase octane levels.
This paper presents a Commonwealth response to the results/recommendations of the literature review and analysis, and outlines the preliminary Commonwealth proposal for the management of these additives/products.
The information in this paper is presented in two parts. The first part is the Commonwealth’s response to the literature review and analysis and includes the preliminary Commonwealth position for the management of octane enhancers.
The second part (Appendix A) is the full report of the literature review and analysis completed by Duncan Seddon and Associates Pty Ltd.
Public comment on this paper closed on the 12 January 2001.
This discussion paper is one of several discussion papers made available for public consultation to work towards setting national fuel quality standards. This discussion paper is now closed for public comment.
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