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Title: The effects of blending hydrogen with methane on engine operation, efficiency, and emissions.

Abstract

Hydrogen is considered one of the most promising future energy carriers and transportation fuels. Because of the lack of a hydrogen infrastructure and refueling stations, widespread introduction of vehicles powered by pure hydrogen is not likely in the near future. Blending hydrogen with methane could be one solution. Such blends take advantage of the unique combustion properties of hydrogen and, at the same time, reduce the demand for pure hydrogen. In this paper, the authors analyze the combustion properties of hydrogen/methane blends (5% and 20% methane [by volume] in hydrogen equal to 30% and 65% methane [by mass] in hydrogen) and compare them to those of pure hydrogen as a reference. The study confirms that only minor adjustments in spark timing and injection duration are necessary for an engine calibrated and tuned for operation on pure hydrogen to run on hydrogen/methane blends.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
EE; Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
OSTI Identifier:
977347
Report Number(s):
ANL/ES/CP-58102
TRN: US201009%%697
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SAE 2007 World Congress; Apr. 16, 2007 - Apr. 19, 2007; Detroit, MI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 08 HYDROGEN; COMBUSTION PROPERTIES; EFFICIENCY; ENGINES; HYDROGEN; METHANE

Citation Formats

Wallner, T., Ng, H. K., Peters, R.W., Energy Systems, and Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham. The effects of blending hydrogen with methane on engine operation, efficiency, and emissions.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Wallner, T., Ng, H. K., Peters, R.W., Energy Systems, & Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham. The effects of blending hydrogen with methane on engine operation, efficiency, and emissions.. United States.
Wallner, T., Ng, H. K., Peters, R.W., Energy Systems, and Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham. Sun . "The effects of blending hydrogen with methane on engine operation, efficiency, and emissions.". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Hydrogen is considered one of the most promising future energy carriers and transportation fuels. Because of the lack of a hydrogen infrastructure and refueling stations, widespread introduction of vehicles powered by pure hydrogen is not likely in the near future. Blending hydrogen with methane could be one solution. Such blends take advantage of the unique combustion properties of hydrogen and, at the same time, reduce the demand for pure hydrogen. In this paper, the authors analyze the combustion properties of hydrogen/methane blends (5% and 20% methane [by volume] in hydrogen equal to 30% and 65% methane [by mass] in hydrogen) and compare them to those of pure hydrogen as a reference. The study confirms that only minor adjustments in spark timing and injection duration are necessary for an engine calibrated and tuned for operation on pure hydrogen to run on hydrogen/methane blends.},
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year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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