Chassis Dynamometer Testing of Aqueous Ethanol in a Transit Van

This project advanced National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology's (NIATT's) goal of using aqueous ethanol in vehicle transportation. This report describes initial chassis dynamometer testing of transit van converted to aqueous ethanol. A six-mode test was designed to simulate a variety of typical driving conditions using a steady state chassis dynamometer. Previously the transit van was tested using gasoline fuel and spark plugs. The van has been converted to catalytic igniters for use with a 90/10 mix of ethanol/water (Aquanol). Performance, fuel consumption, efficiency, and emissions were all gathered under these six modes and compared to the previous gasoline data.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N06-12A
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS98-G-0027 (Grant)
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 4:31PM