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Main Title Utilisation of alcohol in light duty diesel engines.
CORP Author Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd., Shoreham-by-Sea (England).;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Emission Control Technology Division,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/460/3-81/010; DP-81/935
Stock Number PB81-244469
OCLC Number 48847163
Subjects Alcohol as fuel--United States ; Synthetic fuels--United States
Additional Subjects Diesel engines ; Utilization ; Methyl alcohol ; Ethyl alcohol ; Forecasting ; Revisions ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Fuels ; Air pollution ; Energy conservation ; Foreign technology ; Light duty vehicles ; Alcohol fuels
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA 460/3-81-010 c.1 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 12/27/2016
NTIS  PB81-244469 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 41 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report reviews the various approaches which can be employed to facilitate the utilization of alcohols - methanol and ethanol - in light duty diesel engines. The characteristic problems and the relative advantages of each approach are discussed. It is concluded that successful application to an engine of any of the available systems would require considerable development efforts. The choice of which system to employ is likely to be most heavily influenced by the proportion of alcohol substitution which is required and the resulting engine first cost penalty which is deemed to be acceptable. Alcohol utilization by more or less conventional spark ignited engines appears to be far less problematical than conversion of diesel engines.
"May 28, 1981." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.