A methanator fueled Otto-cycle engine is compared with other methods proposed to control pollution due to automobile exhaust emissions. The comparison is made with respect to state of development, emission factors, capital cost, operational and maintenance costs, performance, operational limitations, and impact on the automotive industries. The methanator fueled Otto-cycle engine is projected to meet 1975 emission standards and operate at a lower relative total cost compared to the catalytic muffler system and to have low impact. Additional study is required for system development. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Ames Research Center
    Moffett Field, CA  United States  94035
  • Authors:
    • Cagliostro, D E
    • Winkler, E L
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-62263
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM