The Chemistry of Internal Combustion Engine Deposits — I. Microanalysis, Thermogravimetric Analysis, and Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Lawrence B. Ebert
  • William H. DavisJr.
  • Daniel R. Mills
  • John D. Dennerlein


As an automobile engine runs, its fuel quality requirements, as measured by the octane number of the fuel needed to inhibit knocking, may change in time. Historically, this phenomenon is referred to as the “ORI”, standing for octane requirement increase.


Bituminous Coal Octane Number Calcium Acetate Oxygen Functionality Oily Liquid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence B. Ebert
    • 1
  • William H. DavisJr.
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Mills
    • 1
  • John D. Dennerlein
    • 1
  1. 1.Corporate Research-Science LaboratoryExxon Research and Engineering CompanyLindenUSA

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