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Investigation into Methanol Fuel Formulations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1988 by SAE International in United States
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If diesel fuel is to be replaced with methanol in compression ignition engines, the differences in methanol's properties could be considered advantageous, neutral or nonadvantageous. Of 26 properties studied, only lubricity, critical temperature, flame luminance and odour were identified as amenable to modification through fuel additives.
Testing was then performed to individually examine the effect of selected additives on luminance and odour. Butanethiol was identified as a promising malodourant, offering a relatively strong odour at a low concentration. Flame luminosity testing failed to identify any additive applied in low concentrations, that could raise the average luminance of methanol to anywhere near gasoline.
CitationKirshenblatt, M. and Bol, M., "Investigation into Methanol Fuel Formulations," SAE Technical Paper 881599, 1988, https://doi.org/10.4271/881599.
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