CHARACTERIZATION OF METHANOL/GASOLINE BLENDS AS AUTOMOTIVE FUEL - PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS CHARACTERISTICS

Recent concern about environmental problems and the eventual shortage of conventional petroleum-based fuels coupled with the potential of obtaining methyl alcohol (methanol) as a product of coal gasification has brought about a recent interest in the use of methanol as a fuel. In order to assess the feasibility of using methanol as a motor vehicle fuel, either alone (neat) or as a blend in gasoline-type base stocks, its performance, emissions and practical use characteristics must be ascertained. To this end the authors and their colleagues are conducting a series of experiments which will determine methanol blend-fueled engine characteristics information. This report contains some of the results obtained to date. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Coral Gables, FL  USA  33124

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Emission Control Technology Division, 2565 Plymounth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48105
  • Authors:
    • Adt, RRJ
    • Chester, K A
    • Kurucz, C N
    • Pappas, J
    • Rajan, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Pagination: 204 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-460-3-77-012a
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-R-803401-01-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM