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"The internal combustion engine is a chemical process, not a thermodynamic cycle," Why do some people say an engine is a chemical process and others say it is thermodynamic cycle e.g. Carnot, Linde, and Diesel
Diesel's first engine design called for 52:1 compression ratio 73% thermal efficiency. He settled with 13:1. Also first engine test was using benzin (gasoline) not peanut oil as some say. The explosion nearly killed him. http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/1007dp_10_things_you_didnt_know_about_diesel/index.html
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2008/02/european-automo.html Looks like this conversation about diesel vs. spark ignition ultrafine particles has taken place before. Is there new research?
This press release and comment section is going to be embarrassing for one of us. Hope I'm not going crazy but there is that possibility so I need a second opinion from the audience.
Spark ignition engines typically emit smaller particles than diesel engines and are an important source of fine particles and nanoparticles. -A recent study in Colorado concluded that up to 2/3 of the fine particle mass emitted by vehicles was from spark ignition engines. – New gasoline direct injection engines emit much higher particle concentrations than conventional engines and may approach diesel levels under some conditions Source: Measurement of Engine Exhaust Particle Size, University of Minnesota, David B. Kittelson, Feb 17, 2000 Compared to diesels, a bigger contribution to airborne nanoparticles emissions made by gasoline engines especially DISI direct injection spark ignition engines has been recognized. Source: Measurement of PM Emissions From Gasoline Direct Injection Engines, Longfei Chen, August 2008, University of Oxford According to my 15 minutes of research the scientist are saying the opposite of CARB? Or am I way off on this one? And Why???
Didn't Henry Ford use bio based plastics?
I've been researching closed cycle combustion in submarines. According to some people I talked to they said it was easier cleaning up after a nuclear submarine than one running closed cycle combustion. But if you injected hydrogen and oxygen and used nitrogen or argon as a working medium who cares if it makes a ton of NOx as long as you keep it in a closed system like a refrigerator. So your only emissions would be water and power. If you used chemical vapor deposition you could make diamonds from carbon fuels. Use biofuels to strip CO2 from the air then capture it in a diamond. You could make wheels out of diamonds. The only problem would be global colding from the CO2 reduction. What is the optimum CO2 level? How much work can you get from a gallon of fuel? Can you get more than its total amount of heat? Let's say a diesel is 40% thermal efficient. What percent is from thermal and what percent is from chemical boom energy. Carnot's engine only factored in heat right?
Wouldn't this system be able to charge the pressure tanks anytime the vehicle slowed down even at highway speeds. You don't necessarily have to come to a complete stop right?
You could call this mechanical hybrid (using hydraulics for transient loads and solid mechanical shaft for highway gear)the Carnot. Carnot versus Tesla No EMF with mechanics right? Whose going to live under the power lines the poor?
Could you use chemical vapor deposition to turn the carbon into diamonds? Could you put a heat exchanger between the connected intake and exhaust and power a start and stop WHE steam engine? Then take out water and inject oxygen. You could use compress the system with 20 psi of Argon for a turbo without a turbo effect.
Check your toolbox do you have more than one wrench? Electric cars on the urban coasts and thermal heat engines for rural areas especially in the North. Is it possible to have a closed cycle diesel engine? Considering thermal efficiency what percent is heat energy and what percent is chemical boom energy in diesel engines?
Plus this will help the pheasants. My grandpa tells stories of pheasants blocking out the sun. He shot them with a single shot 22 rifle. Last time I went hunting I didn't see one. The pheasants lick the plants for moisture and get poisoned. Camelina won't need as much chemicals so pheasants won't die. Plus it will give them something to eat. Think for once. Meditate on this. Think. Please.
Plus camelina only needs like 10 inches of rain a year to grow so its not displacing food crops... necessarily and you scatter the seeds (no intense plowing). Plus you or me can refine camelina this will give normal people power. Maybe your not normal maybe your a computer generated filth spewer designed by...? Who are you? What are you? Human?
Plus we're not talking about replacing all the fuel. Once we switch to diesel we'll gain 1/4 efficiency so less fuel used. If this helps offset our imported oil that's good. Do you know anything about the military and the logistics of hualing fuel? Then keep your mouth shut if you have nothing of value to say. Just listen.
Henry Gibson obviously you've never been on a farm or if you have your are slow. Have you ever heard of rotation crops? When you grind the camelina seeds up you get feed meal. You can feed feed to animals. Animals eat feed to live. If you can't understand this email I will type it slower.
I wonder if this is different from the Mcgyan process. http://www.evercatfuels.com/ Zirconia, high pressure (2,500 psi) and 600 F temperatures.