METHANOL-GASOLINE FUELS FOR AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION - A REVIEW
Recent concern for environmental problems and an eventual shortage of conventional petroleum-based fuels coupled with the potential of obtaining methyl alcohol (methanol) as a product of coal gasification has brought about an interest in the use of methanol as a fuel. In order to assess the feasibility of using methanol as a motor vehicle fuel, either alone (neat) or as a blend in gasoline-type base stocks, its performance, emission and practical use characteristics must be ascertained. To this end this report, which summarizes and evaluates past and current studies concerned with determining these characteristics, is offered. In addition, those performance, emission and practical use consideration characteristics deemed important and found to be lacking in the current technology are identified.
University of Miami, Coral GablesMarine Laboratory
Coral Gables, FL USA 33124
Environmental Protection AgencyAlternative Automotive Power Systems Division
Ann Arbor, MI USA
- Adt, RRJ
- Poteat, L E
- Doepker, R D
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 222 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Blends; Energy resources; Exhaust gases; Gasohol; Gasoline; Methanol; Motor fuels; Motor vehicles; Performance; Performance evaluations; Pollutants; Reviews; Technology; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Motor vehicle engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00318320
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM