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Main Title Resistively heated metal monolith as a cold start assist for a methanol engine : interim report /
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 1988
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB/88-11
Stock Number PB89-138663
OCLC Number 701552630
Subjects Methanol as fuel. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas.
Additional Subjects Motor vehicle engines ; Catalytic converters ; Dissociation ; Engines ; Fuels ; Motor vehicles ; Tests ; Temperature ; Methanol fuels
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ELCD  EPA AA-CTAB-88-11 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 02/15/2011
NTIS  PB89-138663 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [ii], 14, [2] p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Light-duty M100 neat methanol-fueled engines are difficult to start and run in cold weather because of the high boiling point of methanol, methanol's high heat of vaporization (5.5 percent of the heat of combustion compared to less than 1 percent for gasoline), and the increased fuel flow needed for methanol. Gasoline-fueled engines start with less difficulty under the same conditions partly because of the easily ignitable light ends of this fuel such as butanes, which are vaporized at relatively low temperatures. The goal of the project was to construct and test a methanol dissociation system that could provide hydrogen and carbon monoxide gaseous fuels in quantities that could be used as a cold start assist for a methanol-fueled engine. This dissociator would utilize resistively heated metal foil technology to provide the energy necessary to bring the catalyst to operating temperatures quickly.
Technical report. "December 1988." "EPA/AA/CTAB/88-11." Includes bibliographical references (p. 14).