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Methanol Fuel Formulations and In-Use Experiences

  • Special Publication
  • SP-0840
  • ISBN 1-56091-084-4
Published October 01, 1990 by SAE International in United States
Methanol Fuel Formulations and In-Use Experiences
  • English
  • 180 pages
This publication looks at the "state of the art" in alcohol fuel technologies. Subjects covered include alcohol fuel characteristics, additives, engine lubrication requirements, and engine/vehicle approaches for light and heavy duty applications. Partial contents include: evaluation of possible methanol fuel additives for reducing engine wear and/or corrosion; review of the cold starting performance of methanol and high methanol blends in spark ignition engines: neat methanol; dimethyl ether as a methanol ignition improver: substitution requirements and exhaust emission impact; laboratory evaluation of safety-related additives for neat methanol fuel; research and development of flexible fuel vehicles.