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Main Title Evaluation of coloroll methanol dissociator for cold start assist application /
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 1987
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB-87-08
Stock Number PB88-179346
OCLC Number 701553283
Subjects Methanol as fuel. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas.
Additional Subjects Motor vehicle engines ; Dissociation ; Methyl alcohol ; Fuels ; Tests ; Temperature ; Gas analysis ; Methanol fuels
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ELCD  EPA AA-CTAB-87-08 2 copies NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/21/2012
NTIS  PB88-179346 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1988
Collation [ii], 10, [3] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Light-duty M100 neat methanol-fueled engines are difficult to start and run in cold weather because of the single boiling point characteristic of the fuel. Gasoline-fueled engines start with less difficulty under the same conditions partly because of the easily ignitable light ends of the fuel such as butanes, which may be vaporized before the cylinder at relatively low temperatures. Some state-of-the-art methanol engines require the addition of gasoline to the fuel to improve their startability. Other methanol engines utilize separate cold start assist. Some researchers have suggested that a combination of mechanical approaches may produce reliable cold starts of a neat methanol-fueled engine at relatively low ambient conditions. The project evaluates a methanol dissociator supplied by Coloroll, plc, for use as a cold start assist to a methanol engine. The dissociator operation, supporting equipment, program design, test results and conclusions are discussed.
Technical report. "December 1987." Cover title. "EPA/AA/CTAB-87-08." Includes bibliographical references (p. 10).