CONVERTING THE STANDARD INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO RUN ON HYDROGEN

A 1,000 cc Mazda Bakkie was converted to run on bottled hydrogen using commercially available components. The engine was not modified but used in its standard form. The serious inlet manifold back-burn and back-firing problems were cured by recirculation of a portion of the inert exhaust gases. The result was a somewhat under powered, but driveable vehicle with a range of 30 km on one high pressure cylinder containing 0.52 kg of hydrogen. No attempt was made to solve the hydrogen storage problem or determine engine wear.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Symposium on Alternative Motor Fuels, Johannesburg, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Telecommunications Res

    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Botha, W J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM