OPTIMUM WORKING FLUIDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE RANKINE ENGINES. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL SECTION

The objective of the work was to determine the best working fluids available for the automotive Rankine engine application. Specific guidelines were established for the fluid screening process. The details of the screening and testing procedures are presented. As a result of the various criterion-guided experimental and computational studies, two final candidate fluids were identified: RC-1: A 60/40 mole percent mixture of pentafluorobenzene/hexafluorobenzene; RC-2: A 65/35 mole percent mixture of water/2-methylpyridine. Both fluids are liquid to -40F and meet critical performance criteria for both reciprocating and turbine engines, although neither completely satisfies all requirements and criteria. The experimental program to characterize them is presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Sundstrand Aviation, Rockford, Ill. Paper copy also available in set of 4 reports as PB-239 246-SET, PC$20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Monsanto Research Corporation

    800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
    St Louis, MO  USA 

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Division of Advanced Automotive Power Systems Development
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA 

    Sundstrand Aviation

    Alpine and Harrison
    Rockford, IL  USA  61101
  • Authors:
    • Miller, D R
    • Null, H R
    • Thompson, Q E
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Pagination: 201 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-04-0030
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM