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Main Title Resistively heated methanol dissociator for engine cold start assist : interim report II /
Author Piotrowski, Gregory K. ; Piotrowski, G. K.
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 1989
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB-89-01
Stock Number PB89-193973
OCLC Number 701511915
Subjects Methanol as fuel. ; Motor vehicles--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Automobiles--Catalytic converters.
Additional Subjects Motor vehicle engines ; Dissociation ; Automotive fuels ; Internal combustion engines ; Experimental data ; Methyl alcohol ; Reaction kinetics ; Catalysts ; Exhaust emissions ; Test facilities ; Methanol fuels ; Catalytic combustors
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ELCD  EPA AA-CTAB-89-01 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/15/2011
NTIS  PB89-193973 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [ii], 14 p., [5] : charts ; 28 cm.
A catalyst specifically formulated for the dissociation of methanol to hydrogen and carbon monoxide was evaluated for the application of a cold start assist for a light-duty methanol-fueled engine. The dissociated methanol generating systems consisted of a steam-heated methanol boiler, a gas superheated, and a catalyzed dissociation element. The experiment determined the ability of the catalyst to facilitate the dissociation of methanol, and to start and idle a four-cylinder engine on the product gas from the dissociator. The dissociator operation, the equipment, the test results and the test engine specifications are also included.
Technical report. Cover title. "February 1989." "EPA/AA/CTAB-89-01." Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14).