A multiple fuel supply is described for an internal combustion engine wherein phase separation of components is deliberately induced. The resulting separation permits the use of a single fuel tank to supply components of either or both phases to the engine. Specifically, phase separation of a gasoline/methanol blend is induced by the addition of a minor amount of water suffcient to guarantee separation into an upper gasoline phase and a lower methanol/water phase. A single fuel tank holds the two-phase liquid with separate fuel pickups and separate level indicators for each phase. Either gasoline or methanol, or both, can be supplied to the engine as required by predetermined parameters. A fuel supply system for a phase-separated multiple fuel supply contained in a single fuel tank is described. (ERA citation 02:030155)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of application available NTIS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Crothers, W T
  • Publication Date: 1976-3-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Patent App
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM