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Gas from Coal as an Automotive Fuel.

Authors
Allsup-JR
Source
SAE Paper No. 730802, :8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010710
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines studied the characteristics of simulated coal gas as an automotive fuel in a mullticylinder engine in a standard and high compression ratio engine configuration. While using simulated coal gas fuel, increasing the engine compression ratio improved the fuel economy and vehicle performance but increased hydrocarbon emissions by 40 percent. An oxidizing catalyst used with the simulated coal gas fuel resulted in elimination of all but trace amounts of carbon monoxide and reactive hydrocarbons in the exhaust. Spark gap geometry and firing voltage were varied and, within the range tested, had little effect on vehicle performance and emissions using simulated coal gas fuel.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 132-73
NIOSH Division
BERC;
Source Name
SAE, Paper No. 730802
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