LEAN COMBUSTION OF METHANOL-GASOLINE IN A SINGLE CYLINDER SI ENGINE

Blends of up to 40% by volume methanol in a methanol- gasoline fuel blend were supplied to a single cylinder engine operating under controlled conditions. The lean misfire limit is extended 0.04 0 by using a blend containing 40% methanol compared to the base fuel. It is also noted that the lean misfire limit does not vary until a blend containing greater than 20% methanol was used. Torque and thermal efficiency increase significantly. Percent by volume concentrations of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen do not change, although oxides of nitrogen reported as mass per power output per hour decrease. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Canton, E J
    • Lestz, S S
    • Meyer, W E
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #75-1589
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM