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RECORD NUMBER: 23 OF 212
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|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|
|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.