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|Main Title||Survey of safety related additives for methanol fuel : final report /|
|Author||Fanick, E. Robert. ; Smith, L. R.|
|CORP Author||Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-03-3162; EPA/460/3-84/016|
|Subjects||Methanol as fuel ; Spark ignition engines--Alternate fuels ; Spark ignition engines--Alternative fuels|
|Additional Subjects||Fuel additives ; Methyl alcohol ; Surveys ; Safety ; Feasibility ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Public health ; Air pollution ; Alternate fuels|
|Collation||66 pages : illustrations|
This report describes the effort to determine what additives may be feasible for use with 100% methanol motor vehicle fuel to increase the safety associated with the use of methanol as a motor vehicle fuel. A survey of the literature was conducted to determine candidate additives that would (1) ensure methanol burns with a visible flame, (2) prevent improper use of the fuel as a degreaser or cleaning agent, (3) give the fuel an unpleasant taste causing expectoration of any methanol accidentally in one's mouth, and (4) act as an emetic. Candidate additives were evaluated as to effectiveness, cost, ease of production, health problems associated with the additive, and estimated effects on vehicle performance.
"Final report." "EPA 460/3-84/016." "November 1984." "Contract No. 68-03-3162." "Work Assignment 5." Microfiche.