HYDROGEN: PRIMARY OR SUPPLEMENTARY FUEL FOR AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES
Hydrogen, gasoline, and mixtures thereof were compared as fuels for learn-burn engines. Hydrogen for the mixed fuels tests was generated by partial oxidation of gasoline. Hydrogen combustion yielded the highest thermal efficiency at any NO sub x level. Gasoline yielded the second highest thermal efficiency for NO sub x levels greater than or approximately equal to two gm/mi. For lower NO sub x levels and high vehicle inertia weights, progressively more hydrogen supplementation was the second most efficient system. For vehicle inertia weights below 5000 lbm (2300 kg), the statutory NO sub x standard (0.4 gm/mi) could be met with one lb/hr (0.13 g/s) hydrogen supplementation.
- Sponsored by NASA and prepared for the West Coast Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, August 9-12, 1976, San Francisco, California.
California Institute of TechnologyJet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA USA
- Finegold, J G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Energy; Fuel air mixtures; Fuels; Hydrogen; Thermal efficiency; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00145095
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760609
- Contract Numbers: NAS-7-100
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM