Addition of hydrogen and oxygen from electrolysis to a gasoline-fuelled spark ignition engine.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Henshaw, P.


Engineering, Mechanical.



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Automobile companies are under increasing pressure from environmental organizations and government regulators to develop more environmentally friendly automobiles, while buyers continue to want the performance and reliability of today's car. Therefore, researchers are continuing to experiment with methods to enhance the performance provided from an engine while reducing emissions. The use of hydrogen has been the focus of many researchers. One of the benefits of using hydrogen is the potential for substantial reduction in emissions. Unfortunately, one of the main obstacles is the development of a hydrogen engine is on-board hydrogen storage. It has been suggested that the use of electrolysis to generate hydrogen on-board a vehicle would solve the current infrastructure problems. This research involved studying the use of an electrolysis unit to produce hydrogen and oxygen, which was then fed into the intake manifold of a gasoline-fuelled spark ignition (SI) engine.* (Abstract shortened by UMI.) *This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation).Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .R534. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-01, page: 0308. Advisers: Paul Henshaw; David Ting. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.