ENGINE OPERATION ON PARTIALLY DISSOCIATED METHANOL
Operation of a methanol engine on partially dissociated methanol is an efficient tool to improve energy efficiency and exhaust gas composition. The key factor of the system is the dissociation catalyst, which should be highly active, break down methanol completely with only minor formation of by-products, and unaffected by air addition. Laboratory scale screening tests showed that a noble-metal catalyst is best suited for this purpose. Engine tests employing such a catalyst gave up to 10% better energy consumption and very favorable exhaust emissions as compared to engines on pure methanol.
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- International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 25-March 1, 1985.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Koenig, A
- Ellinger, K-W
- Korbel, K
- Publication Date: 1985
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Catalysts; Engine performance; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Laboratory tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Dissociated methanol; Exhaust emission control
- Subject Areas: Energy; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00450792
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 850573, HS-038 960
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM