You may have heard the propaganda
that modern vehicle combustion engines are "99% efficient".
has now developed a new gasoline engine which it claims
has a maximum thermal efficiency of 38 percent -- greater
than any other mass-produced combustion engine." --
reported in 2014.
Or the SEA's "Pathway
to 50% Brake Thermal Efficiency Using Gasoline Direct
Injection Compression Ignition 2019-01-1154" --
reported in 2019.
Note the word 'pathway' --
which means we are not there yet.
Note: "SAE is a global association of more than 128,000
engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace,
automotive and commercial vehicle industries."
If you truly believe that combustion
engines are 99% efficient, remove the catalytic converter
or diesel particulate filter and measure what comes out of
the exhaust pipe.
FUEL -- WHAT ACTUALLY BURNS?
Let's hear from some experts and professionals...
all, products like crude oil aren’t what actually burns,
it’s the vapors that are flammable."
is a floating roof covered upon the floating tank liquid
surface, liquid stored in the storage tank is separated
with the air, to reduce air pollution and the danger of
fire and explosion,"
Note that the liquid is separated from the air -- and why...
6 of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere
Regulations requires that, so far as is reasonably
practicable, the risks from fire and explosion should be
reduced by avoiding the release of dangerous substances
and by preventing the formation of explosive atmospheres."
("explosive atmospheres" being the key
These statements, and many more, should tell you that it is
the VAPOR mixed with air
(oxygen) that burns -- NOT the liquid.
But, what is pumped into diesel or gasoline/petrol engines
The same liquid that DOES NOT BURN
-- and in real fact is not yet fuel.
Actual fuel is VAPORIZED
Is it any
wonder that liquid fuel engines are not efficient and
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