STUDIES PERTAINING TO HYDROGEN CAR DEVELOPMENT. PART B. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ENGINE PERFORMANCE WITH GASOLINE AND HYDROGEN. PART C. HYDROGEN STORAGE AND FLOW SYSTEM

A comparative study of the performance of an engine operating on gasoline and on hydrogen is presented. Results indicate thermal efficiencies of from 25 to 100% greater with hydrogen than with gasoline. The emission of nitrogen oxides was reduced approximately 90% when operating on hydrogen. With quality-governed, hydrogen operation, however, maximum power output is reduced by as much as 50%; with water injection, the figure might be 30%. The problem of the storage of hydrogen is addressed. In particular, metal hydride and liquid systems are compared. A liquid hydrogen system was developed and installed in a 1973 Jeep. Details of the system are presented. It was found to be basically feasible and operating experience thus far is favorable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Van Vorst, W D
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCLA-ENG-7489PTB/C
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40011
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM