Ethanol vehicle cold start improvement when using a hydrogen supplemented E85 fuel

@article{Davis2000EthanolVC,
  title={Ethanol vehicle cold start improvement when using a hydrogen supplemented E85 fuel},
  author={G. Davis and E. Heil and R. Rust},
  journal={Collection of Technical Papers. 35th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit (IECEC) (Cat. No.00CH37022)},
  year={2000},
  volume={1},
  pages={303-308 vol.1}
}
  • G. Davis, E. Heil, R. Rust
  • Published 2000
  • Chemistry
  • Collection of Technical Papers. 35th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit (IECEC) (Cat. No.00CH37022)
Ethanol vehicles present a significant cold starting problem. Below 11/spl deg/C, ethanol will not form a rich enough fuel vapor-air mixture to support combustion. The addition of 15% gasoline helps to alleviate this problem, by allowing the vehicle to start primarily on the vaporized gasoline compounds. This approach does not completely eliminate the problem while substantially worsening cold start emissions. Supplementing E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) with hydrogen improves cold starting… Expand

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