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Main Title Cold starting an alcohol-fueled engine with ultrasonic fuel atomization /
Author Bruetsch, Robert I. ; Hamady, F. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hamady, Fakhri.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Technology Development Group.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/AA/TDG-93/02A
Stock Number PB93-206597
Subjects Methanol as fuel ; Automobiles--Motors--Fuel injection systems ; Automobiles--Cold weather operation
Additional Subjects Automotive fuels ; Automobile engines ; Exhaust gases ; Starting ; Atomizers ; Ultrasonic frequencies ; Methanol ; Tests ; United States ; Japan
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-206597 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11, [11] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A test program was devised at EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory to evaluate a Tonen ultrasonic fuel atomizer system on a Honda B20 engine using both M85 (85% methanol, 15% hydrocarbons) and M100 (neat methanol) fuels to determine whether cold starting a premixed-charge port injected engine on alcohol fuels at low ambient temperatures can be improved. Modification to the engine's intake manifold was performed at the Japanese Automotive Research Institute (JARI) in cooperation with the New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) to install heated injectors in close proximity to the ultrasonic atomizers. The engine is also equipped with the stock port injector system intact and functional. Successful M100 cold starts were obtained down to 20 deg F (-7 deg C).
"March 1993." Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11). Microfiche.