George H. Unzelman HyOx Inc. Fallbrook, Calif.
The passage of the amended Clean Air Act (CAA) on Nov. 15, 1990, established a permanent role for oxygenates in U.S. gasoline for the foreseeable future.
This status for oxygenates was confirmed approximately a month later by analytical results from the first phase of the Auto/Oil Air Quality Improvement Research Program.
In view of these events, an evaluation of the potential of the currently acceptable fuel oxygenates is in order. Further, the acute demand for oxygen in gasoline in the 1992-1995 period may reawaken studies of more obscure oxygen compounds and cosolvents for m...