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Dirty Diesels – The Key to Renewable Clean Energy

It is well documented that diesel engines pollute our atmosphere at an alarming rate; but, this being the case, little or nothing appears to be done to resolve the issue. Yes, reports on ‘efficiency’ have been made; however one vital factor appears to have been overlooked, namely that the Diesel engine does NOT, and never has burned its fuel! For any combustion engine to burn its fuel cleanly and efficiently, the critical factor in that burning process is the air : fuel ratio. If that ratio is not within strict tolerances, burning becomes inefficient or fails to occur beyond certain parameters. Petrol engines are at their optimum efficiency at 14.7 : 1 air / fuel ratio on the Stoicheiometric scale. By comparison, Diesel engines run on a wide range of very much weaker mixtures, ranging from 22 : 1 at maximum load , down to 85 ; 1 at no load tick-over. These being in naturally aspirated engines. Common sense must come into play at this point, for how can a Diesel engine keep running at a mixture of 85 : 1, when a Petrol engine requires a constant 14.7 : 1? The obvious answer is that Diesels run on the Steam engine principle of heating a liquid under high pressure, so raising the boiling point of that liquid. The greater the pressure, the higher the boiling point. By Turbo-charging a Diesel engine, the pressures are even greater and the boiling point even higher of the atomised fuel oil. Also, in a Turbo-diesel, the air : fuel ratio is much weaker. Returning to a naturally aspirated Diesel engine, let us now look at the exhaust gases by passing them through a tank of cold water to see what residues condense. By setting up this experiment with a single cylinder Diesel engine, running under moderate load for the duration of one minute, the following observations were made: 1. As the water calmed down after vigorous agitation by the exhaust gases, the gassed oil condensed and floated to the surface. 2. Regarding carbon particulates: each particle being the baked, soluble solid of carbon in suspension from one atomised droplet of fuel oil, these floated to the surface once calm. As the reader will gather, I am approaching the detailed workings of the Diesel engine from each end of the spectrum. Somewhere in the middle is the key to clean. Renewable energy! That KEY, lies in the irrefutable fact that Diesel engines do NOT burn their fuel, but rather Boil and Explode it, a physical rather than a chemical reaction. By rapidly compressing a full cylinder of air, the Diesel engine generates a very high temperature within the cylinder. At 19 degrees before Top Dead Centre, a variable quantity of finely atomised fuel is injected into this hot, compressing air and rapidly absorbs heat to the point when it is at equal temperature to it by TDC. The very hot fuel oil is stable at this point. Once TDC is passed, momentary de-compression occurs and the cylinder pressure drops sufficiently in relation to the very high temperature of the atomised fuel oil, causing it to boil and explode, so turning into a rapidly expanding gas. This gas, relative to the variable volume of fuel oil injected, attempts to maintain the cylinder pressure, close to, though slightly below the pressure at the point of explosion – the

This current when released through the water as it is atomised. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY! D. Renewable alternative fuel for future use – namely WATER. one other ingredient is require. so regulating power output and engine speed. we can look at the Clean. By removing the radiator pressure cap off of a hot cooling system of an engine. However. enhances the explosive nature many times. this gives an indication of how water reacts when heated above its atmospheric boiling point under pressure – it explodes! Water has the two vital ingredients to form an explosion – Hydrogen and Oxygen. A word of warning! Great care is needed to determine the volume of Water injected – over fuelling could lead to the engine exploding! CLEAN. Having ascertained that Diesel engines Boil and Explode their fuel rather than Burn it.greater the fuel input.A. the further down the power stroke pressure is maintained. namely a very high voltage – low amperage current to perform the bond of electrolysis. this needed to weaken the very strong atomic bond between the two elements. when using them in combined form as water to fuel a Diesel type engine.L March 2010 .