posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 03:12 PM
Originally posted by MagicWand67
thrust augmentation may be realizable by injecting the sulfuric acid downstream of the turbine, in a manner similar to a modern afterburner. By this
approach, to achieve thrust increases the turbine exhaust gases must be hot enough to vaporize the sulfuric acid
You don't use acid to increase thrust, you use water or something similar to cool the air in the combustion chamber, and allow it to compress
further, which lets more air get packed into the chamber, which gives more thrust. Sulfuric acid in a jet engine will cause it to suffer damage that
will require replacement and rebuilding much faster.
Current jet engines are capable of lasting for 40+ years. If you were to inject acid into them, they would fail in under half that time. Engines
cost millions of dollars per engine, and that cost comes from the airline. With a fleet of several hundred aircraft, all of which have at least two
engines, that's going to put them out of business in no time flat.