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Main Title Study of decomposed methanol as a low emission fuel : final report /
Author Pefle, R. K. ; Saa, M. A. ; Sweene, M. A. ; Kilgro, J. D. ; Fitc, R. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Pefly, R. K.
CORP Author Santa Clara Univ., Calif. School of Engineering.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Programs, Division of Emission Control Technology,
Year Published 1971
Report Number APCO-EHS-70-118
Stock Number PB-202 732
Subjects Methanol. ; Pollution. ; Fuel--Research. ; Pollution--Control
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Exhaust gases) ; ( Automotive fuels ; Methyl alcohol) ; ( Spark ignition engines ; Air pollution) ; ( Catalysis ; Methyl alcohols) ; Design criteria ; Combustion ; Decomposition reactions ; Gas chromatography ; Aldehydes ; Nitrogen oxides ; Hydrocarbons ; Carbon monoxide ; Automobile engines ; Automobile exhaust ; Air pollution control
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NTIS  PB-202 732 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Tests were run on a CFR engine to study the feasibility of using dissociated methanol as an automotive fuel. Using simulated decomposed methanol, in the range of 0 to 100%, exhaust emissions were analyzed by gas chromatography and IR sensors, and their trends were determined as functions of compression ratio, air-fuel ratio, spark advance, intake manifold temperature and degree of dissociation of the fuel. The exhaust emission results were also related to engine performance in terms of indicated horsepower and indicated thermal efficiency. A summary of the experimental program and considerations of methods of using exhaust energy for decomposing methanol are presented. (Author)
Prepared by the University of Santa Clara, School of Engineering, Santa Clara, Calif., under Contract no. EHS 70-118. Report date: April 30, 1971. Reproduced by National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA. Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-89). Microfiche.