(1) Possibilities for the use of methanol in the engines of heavy goods vehicles and private cars: advantages offered by the use of methanol in fm engines. The methanol engine shows up to about 50% less nitric oxide emission in the 13-step-cycle than petrol engines. (2) use of hydrogen in internal combustion engines: past investigations have shown that hydrogen is suitable as an alternative fuel for use in otto-engines and offers advantages over petrol, particularly in the areas of efficiency and the emission of pollutants. (3) thermochemical production of hydrogen: an attempt has been made, with the help of thermochemical processes to accomplish the fission of water at low temperatures. A promising process is working with four reaction stages. (4) the vw-stratified charge engine in comparison to other similar developments represents an interesting alternative to the reversionary concepts of engines with precious metal catalysers. With the use of methanol it shows a distinct improvement in performance. (5) state of development and prospects for the stirling motor: the stirling motor has above all the advantage of emitting only small quantities of pollutants, likewise the noise emission is low. Against that, however, the stirling motor is heavy on the use of fuel. (6) the laws concerning pollution and the reduction of energy requirements by internal combustion engines are discussed. /TRRL/

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    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schaffrath, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-3


  • German

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 71-74
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  • Accession Number: 00170341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM