METHANOL DECOMPOSITION BOTTOMING CYCLE FOR IC ENGINES

This paper presents the concept of methanol decomposition using engine exhaust heat, and examines its potential for use in the operation of passenger cars, diesel trucks, and diesel-electric locomotives. Energy economy improvements of 10-20% are calculated over the representative driving cycles without a net loss in power. Some reductions in exhaust emissions are also projected.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, 26 February-2 March, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Purohit, G
    • Houseman, J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00301531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790427
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM