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Title: Engine and method for operating an engine

Abstract

A method of operating an engine is provided. The method may include supplying a combustible combination of reactants to a combustion chamber of the engine, which may include supplying a first hydrocarbon fuel, hydrogen fuel, and a second hydrocarbon fuel to the combustion chamber. Supplying the second hydrocarbon fuel to the combustion chamber may include at least one of supplying at least a portion of the second hydrocarbon fuel from an outlet port that discharges into an intake system of the engine and supplying at least a portion of the second hydrocarbon fuel from an outlet port that discharges into the combustion chamber. Additionally, the method may include combusting the combustible combination of reactants in the combustion chamber.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. (East Peoria, IL)
  2. Dunlap, IL
  3. Peoria, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985701
Patent Number(s):
7467621
Application Number:
11/589,870
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02D - CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02M - SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01CH11079
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lauper, Jr., John Christian, Willi, Martin Leo, Thirunavukarasu, Balamurugesh, and Gong, Weidong. Engine and method for operating an engine. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Lauper, Jr., John Christian, Willi, Martin Leo, Thirunavukarasu, Balamurugesh, & Gong, Weidong. Engine and method for operating an engine. United States.
Lauper, Jr., John Christian, Willi, Martin Leo, Thirunavukarasu, Balamurugesh, and Gong, Weidong. Tue . "Engine and method for operating an engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985701.
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abstractNote = {A method of operating an engine is provided. The method may include supplying a combustible combination of reactants to a combustion chamber of the engine, which may include supplying a first hydrocarbon fuel, hydrogen fuel, and a second hydrocarbon fuel to the combustion chamber. Supplying the second hydrocarbon fuel to the combustion chamber may include at least one of supplying at least a portion of the second hydrocarbon fuel from an outlet port that discharges into an intake system of the engine and supplying at least a portion of the second hydrocarbon fuel from an outlet port that discharges into the combustion chamber. Additionally, the method may include combusting the combustible combination of reactants in the combustion chamber.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {12}
}

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