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Main Title An overview of the technical implications of methanol and ethanol as highway motor vehicle fuels /
Author Black, Frank, M.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Research and exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/076
Stock Number PB91-182881
Subjects Methanol as fuel--Analysis ; Alcohol as fuel--Analysis ; Motor vehicles--Fuel systems ; Spark ignition engines--Alternate fuels ; Internal combustion engines, Spark ignition--Alternate fuels
Additional Subjects Methanol ; Ethanol ; Automotive fuels ; Air pollution ; Combustion products ; Environmental impacts ; Technology assessment ; US EPA ; Safety engineering ; Automobile exhaust
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-182881 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 32 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The characteristics of methanol and ethanol as highway motor vehicle fuels are contrasted with those of conventional gasolines and diesel fuels. The implications of the physical and chemical differences of these fuels for motor vehicle design and emissions are discussed. Potential material compatibility concerns, such as elastomer swelling and metal corrosion, and safety concerns, such as fire hazard, flame luminosity, and human toxicity are examined. A number of possible air quality impacts are examined including changes in ozone, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, toxic compounds (benzene, aldehydes, 1,3-butadiene), and global climate 'greenhouse' gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide).
Caption title. "Performing organization ... Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory ..."--Technical rept. data page. "PB91-182881." "EPA/600/D-91/076." Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-30). Microfiche.