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Main Title Effects of cranking speed and finely atomized fuel delivery on minimum cold starting temperature of a methanol-fueled (M100) vehicle /
Author Blair, David M. ; Blair, D. M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Control Technology and Applications Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Mobile Sources, Emission Control Technology Division, Control Technology and Applications Branch,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA AA-CTAB-88-04
Stock Number PB88-242011
OCLC Number 701511876
Subjects Methanol as fuel ; Motor vehicles--Motors--Exhaust gas
Additional Subjects Automotive fuels ; Carbinols ; Automobile engines ; Test engines ; Motor vehicles ; Exhaust emissions ; Methanol fuels ; Fuel economy ; Fuel substitution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-CTAB-88-04 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/20/2023
ELCD  EPA AA-CTAB-88-04 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/15/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB88-242011 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [ii], 11 pages, [14] : illustrations ; 28 cm
A serious problem concerning the development of a production model neat methanol-fueled (M100) vehicle is the inability to start such vehicles reliably at cold temperatures. A 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit, modified to operated on M100 fuel, was cold start tested at the U.S. EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Laboratory from March 13, 1987 to April 21, 1988. A starting system which provided faster cranking speeds, was tested alone and in combination with a manifold-mounted fuel delivery system capable of generating methanol fuel droplets at or below 5 microns in diameter. Start attempts were also made using several modified ignition systems, which provided higher energy spark, in combination with faster cranking speed and atomized fuel delivery systems.
Technical report. Cover title. "May 1988." "EPA/AA/CTAB-88-04." Includes bibliographical references (page 11).