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Main Title Characterization and research investigation of methanol and methyl fuels in automobile engines : first year report /
Author Pefley, R. K. ; Royce, A. E. ; Browning, L. H. ; McCormick, M. C. ; Sweeney., M. A.
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Pefly, Richard K.
CORP Author Santa Clara Univ., Calif. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Emission Control Technology Div.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 460-3-76-016; EPA-R-803548
Stock Number 5285 Port Royal Road, 22161
OCLC Number 03086364
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Methane--Toxicology. ; Methyl groups. ; Automobiles--Design and construction--Research.
Additional Subjects Methyl alcohol ; Air pollution ; Thermal efficiency ; Power measurement ; Gasoline ; Automobile engines ; Comparison ; Exhaust emissions ; Fuels ; Performance evaluation ; Aldehydes ; Mathematical models ; Experimental design ; Carbon monoxide ; Concentration(Composition) ; Revisions ; Fueling systems ; Wear tests ; Nitrogen oxides ; Hydrocarbons ; Dynamometers ; Fuel substitution ; Air fuel ratio ; Baseline sources
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ELCD  EPA 460-3-76-016 2 Copies NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 10/21/2008
NTIS  PB-264 632 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, iii, 85 pages : illustrations, diagram, graphs ; 28 cm.
Methanol is compared with gasoline in steady state dynamometer test evaluations of power, thermal efficiency, and emissions. The reported comparisons are from OEM equipment with gasoline and low cost modifications of the fuel preparation system to accommodate methanol. Maldistribution of fuel-air mixture among the cylinders is severe for gasoline and somewhat worse for methanol. Even so, methanol is found superior in thermal efficiency. NOx emissions, and equivalence ratio range, and is comparable with gasoline in power, hydrocarbons and CO. Methanol produces somewhat more aldehydes, particularly from lean equivalence ratios, but the absolute levels for both fuels are low. Also presented is some engine friction-wear data based on analysis of engine oil for various metals. Preliminary computer modeling of engine thermochemical processes predicts both emissions and performance in good agreement with experimental data.
"EPA 460-3-76-016." "August 1976." Cover title. Prepared by University of Santa Clara, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara, Calif., under grant no. R8035480-01. Includes appendix. Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-73).