reply to post by inverslyproportional
This is true, a diesel engine can run with an enormous amount of impurities in it's fuel, but it's not 80% water, there is just too much water in the
cylinder which does not compress. Diesels run on a much higher compression ration than gasoline engines, this is why fuels with a very low flash point
will run a diesel engine, even if they are inefficient or put out lots of emissions.
Running a diesel engine on 80% water 20% diesel would provide extremely low power even if you could get it running, and the additional non
compressible material in a cylinder designed to compress over 90% of it's contents runs the risk of a catastrophic failure in the engine.
Diesel engines run different than gasoline engines, rather than injecting fuel into the intake, then into the cylinder, the valve closing,
compression, then ignition by a spark, a diesel engine, opens it's valve fills with air, closes, it then compresses the air getting it extremely hot
and compact, then a high pressure diesel injector injects the fuel at top dead center causing the fuel to combust in the hot high pressure environment
providing the power for the engine. If you only put 20% of the normal amount of fuel in there it would be too lean, and may not be able to overcome
the mechanical resistance, let alone the pressure in the other cylinders to run the engine. As well, adding water to the environment would reduce the
I just don't see this as being a good idea, if you can get a working model going that doesn't explode, or do nothing at all, I'm more than interested
to see it, but I can't see this working.
Diesel Compression Ratio 20 parts air, 1 part fuel. so 95% air, 5% fuel, if you tried to use 80% water and 20% diesel as your fuel source, do you
begin to see the problem here?
edit on 26-4-2013 by Hijinx because: (no reason given)