Investigation of On-Vehicle Fuel Catalyst System
Interim rept. Sep 2002-Sep 2004
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXTARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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On-vehicle pre-combustion fuel catalytic devices have the potential to improve fuel performance in the areas of decreased fuel consumption reduced exhaust emissions and restored fuel properties. SwRITFLRF subcontracted with Advanced Power Systems Incorporated APSI to develop enhanced fuel pre-combustion catalyst systems for use with diesel fuel and JP-8 fuel. APSI developed and delivered three fuel pre-combustion catalyst systems. The systems will be evaluated in the future by TACOM. SwRITFLRF evaluated a baseline fuel catalyst system for its effect on fuel economy and fuel property changes. Under the conditions tested no fuel economy benefit was observed for the baseline device. The stability of aged diesel fuel was not improved by flowing fuel through the baseline device.
- Combustion and Ignition