Dimethyl ether fuel literature review

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/23000192
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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description118 p.
AbstractDimethyl Ether (DME) is gaining acceptance as an alternative fuel for compression ignition engines in Asia and Europe. DME is also being marketed in North America therefore Transport Canada wished to better understand the properties, emissions, and operational considerations of the fuel use in heavy duty vehicles. The physical and chemical properties of DME were studied as well as any tailpipe emissions, costs and what steps are required to convert an existing vehicle to operate on DME. Comparisons were drawn between DME and diesel as we well as other alternatives fuels such as propane and natural gas. Finally, safety and environmental issues were studied. The results of this literature review are presented in this document.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Automotive and Surface Transportation
AffiliationAutomotive and Surface Transportation; National Research Council Canada
NotePrepared for: Mr. Ryan Klomp, Transport Canada, ecoTechnology for Vehicles Program
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NPARC number23000192
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Record created2016-06-17
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