ENVIRONMENTAL READINESS DOCUMENT. TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS, FY 1980: ALCOHOL FUELS; ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE SYSTEM WORKING FLUIDS

This Environmental Readiness Document was prepared to assist DOE in evaluating the commercial readiness of two transportation programs technologies: alcohol fuels utilization and organic Rankine cycle system working fluids, with respect to environmental issues. An effort has been made to identify potential environmental problems that may be encountered based on current knowledge, proposed and possible new environmental regulations, and the uncertainties inherent in planned environmental research. It is concluded that alcohol fuels, neat or mixed, appear to have a high probability of achieving environmental acceptability, and that the organic working fluids proposed for Rankine cycle systems for recovering heat from engines must be evaluated carefully for potential public health risks related to flammability, toxicity, mutagenicity/carcinogenicity, and ecological effects. (ERA citation 05:038348)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management Analysis
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM