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Main Title Characterization and research investigation of methanol and methyl fuels : final report /
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Author Title of a Work
Pefly, Richard K.
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 1977
Report Number EPA 460-3-77-015; ME-77-1; EPA-R-803548-01
Stock Number PB-271 889
OCLC Number 03678617
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Fuel--Research.
Additional Subjects Methyl alcohol ; Gasoline ; Automobile engines ; Air pollution ; Exhaust emissions ; Power measurement ; Thermal efficiency ; Performance evaluation ; Wear tests ; Comparison ; Fuels ; Computerized simulation ; Aldehydes ; Revisions ; Fueling systems ; Gas turbine engines ; Dynamometers ; Design criteria ; Nitrogen oxides ; Air fuel ratio ; Fuel substitution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 460-3-77-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/27/2012
EKBD  EPA-460/3-77-015 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/21/2003
ELBD  EPA 460-3-77-015 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/05/2017
NTIS  PB-271 889 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 108 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
An automotive engine mounted on a dynamometer is used to generate power, efficiency, and emissions maps which compare methanol with gasoline. This data is also used in conjunction with a computer program to predict vehicle performance and emissions. Methanol is found to offer advantages over gasoline. Two alternates to the stock fuel preparation system are also evaluated. They show improvements over the stock system. Computer modeling of the thermokinetic events in the test engine using methanol has allowed predictions of power, efficiency and emissions as functions of compression ratio, spark advance, air-fuel ratio and speed. High compression ratios appear beneficial. The report also considers engine wear, cold start aspects of methanol. It also presents some gas turbine evidence which favors methanol over commercial turbine fuel.
Grant no. R803548-01. "EPA 460-3-77-015." "August 1977." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108).