1950-01-01

PATHFINDING IN FUELS AND ENGINES 500175

IN this paper, which was presented by Mr. Boyd when he received the Horning Memorial Award, the author outlines the story of the long search for a suitable antiknock compound that began in 1916 and attained success with the discovery of the effectiveness of tetraethyl lead.
Mr. Boyd then goes on to relate how the study of fuels was continued, with the investigation of such phases as the structure of hydrocarbons, evaluation of the benefits of high compression, and combustion studies.
Finally, he urges that research on fuels and engines be continued without abatement, for, he says, the development of more efficient fuels and engines would result in huge economic gains and in the conservation of our petroleum resources just as it has done in the past.

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