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Investigation of coconut oil as fuel or fuel supplement for diesel engines by D. J. Galloway

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Published by Physics Dept., James Cook University of North Queensland in Townsville, Qld .
Written in English


  • Diesel motor -- Alternate fuels.,
  • Coconut oil.,
  • Diesel fuels.

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Edition Notes

At head of title: National energy research, development, and demonstration program.

Statementproject supervisors, administrative, J.F. Ward, technical, D.J. Galloway.
ContributionsWard, J. F., James Cook University of North Queensland. Physics Dept.
LC ClassificationsTJ799 .G35 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination16, [46] leaves :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2984470M
ISBN 100864431244
LC Control Number84236222

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