USE OF HYDROGEN IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES
The case of hydrogen as automotive engine fuel is discussed in the context of environment pollution and scarcity of hydrocarbon fuels. The state of development of the air-breathing, hydrogen internal-combustion engine is reviewed. The hydrogen-oxygen high-temperature Rankine cycle power plant for automotive applications is also examined. Various methods of storing hydrogen on automotive vehicles are discussed, and the resulting vehicle weights and ranges are compared. The production, transportation, storage and distribution of hydrogen is briefly considered.
- This report was written by the Committee on Toxicology, March, 1976.
University of Miami, Coral GablesCoral Gables, FL USA 33124
- Gupta, C P
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Energy; Fuels; Gross vehicle weight; Hydrocarbons; Hydrogen; Internal combustion engines; Rankine engines; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Rankine cycle
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00139625
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM