HYDROGEN-FUELED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, A TECHNICAL SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY U.S. PROJECTS. ETA REPORT PR-51

A special survey of contemporary U.S. hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine research activities was conducted. The results, which considerably expand the previously available technical information baseline, are presented. Fourteen hydrogen engine research groups, with a wide range of backgrounds and organizational makeup, were found to have conducted experimental work of significance over the past five years. Some 49 hydrogen-air and hydrogen-oxygen internal combustion engines of both the piston and rotary combustion types are included in the resulting survey. Several of the organizations (over half) developed demonstration hydrogen-fueled vehicles; 15 of these were documented as well. Onboard hydrogen storage systems of the pressurized gas, cryogenic liquid, and metal hydride types were successfully employed. A wide range of technical options were explored in the various research engines, especially in the technique and equipment employed in hydrogen admission to the engines. The hydrogen engine's propensity for producing relatively high amounts of oxides of nitrogen (NO/sub x/) emissions when operated at high power settings was noted and, in the case of several of the projects, accurately quantified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Escher Technology Associates

    St. Johns, MI  United States  48879
  • Authors:
    • Escher, WJD
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: UII pp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM