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Title: Cold start characteristics of ethanol as an automobile fuel

Abstract

An alcohol fuel burner and decomposer in which one stream of fuel is preheated by passing it through an electrically heated conduit to vaporize the fuel, the fuel vapor is mixed with air, the air-fuel mixture is ignited and combusted, and the combustion gases are passed in heat exchange relationship with a conduit carrying a stream of fuel to decompose the fuel forming a fuel stream containing hydrogen gas for starting internal combustion engines, the mass flow of the combustion gas being increased as it flows in heat exchange relationship with the fuel carrying conduit, is disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (2750-C Segerstrom, Santa Ana, CA 92704)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UNIVERSITY OF SANTA CLARA
OSTI Identifier:
864341
Patent Number(s):
4350133
Assignee:
Greiner, Leonard (2750-C Segerstrom, Santa Ana, CA 92704) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-78CS51737
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cold; start; characteristics; ethanol; automobile; fuel; alcohol; burner; decomposer; stream; preheated; passing; electrically; heated; conduit; vaporize; vapor; mixed; air; air-fuel; mixture; ignited; combusted; combustion; gases; passed; heat; exchange; relationship; carrying; decompose; forming; containing; hydrogen; gas; starting; internal; engines; mass; flow; increased; flows; disclosed; containing hydrogen; fuel burner; mass flow; fuel stream; hydrogen gas; internal combustion; heat exchange; combustion gases; combustion engine; stream containing; exchange relationship; combustion gas; fuel mixture; combustion engines; exchange relation; cold start; conduit carrying; electrically heated; /123/48/

Citation Formats

Greiner, Leonard. Cold start characteristics of ethanol as an automobile fuel. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Greiner, Leonard. Cold start characteristics of ethanol as an automobile fuel. United States.
Greiner, Leonard. Fri . "Cold start characteristics of ethanol as an automobile fuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864341.
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title = {Cold start characteristics of ethanol as an automobile fuel},
author = {Greiner, Leonard},
abstractNote = {An alcohol fuel burner and decomposer in which one stream of fuel is preheated by passing it through an electrically heated conduit to vaporize the fuel, the fuel vapor is mixed with air, the air-fuel mixture is ignited and combusted, and the combustion gases are passed in heat exchange relationship with a conduit carrying a stream of fuel to decompose the fuel forming a fuel stream containing hydrogen gas for starting internal combustion engines, the mass flow of the combustion gas being increased as it flows in heat exchange relationship with the fuel carrying conduit, is disclosed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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