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.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting, 26 February-2 March, 1979.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Purohit, G
- Houseman, J
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Applications; Decomposition; Diesel engines; Diesel trucks; Energy conservation; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Internal combustion engines; Methanol; Vehicle power plants; Waste heat utilization
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00301531
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790427
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM