The Debate Continues Over Bio Fuels and Eco Friendly Cars
Converting A Car to Run On Water - What's The Truth?
Can It Be Done? Can One Use Water As Fuel For A Vehicle?
Note: Whatever you decide at the end of the day, this article is a great example of how companies are approaching not only the soaring fuel costs but also better treatment of our environment.
We would urge all readers to remember that all modifications that are carried out to your UK vehicle must be reported to your insurance company whether it be your standard insurer or your gap insurance company. Click4Gap would never want you to forfeit your insurance cover due to such a needless oversight. There are limits to what your insurer may be prepared to cover you for with regards to vehicle modifications and unless you are happy find and switch insurers who would be willing to cover your intended modifications, it is always a good practice to phone your current insurance company before you make any fuel saving modifications to clarify your levels of cover. Conduct extensive personal research to to ensure that is is actually safe to make these changes to the model of car you have and that your engine can cope with the new stresses imposed by the proposed modifications you want to make.
With oil prices rising everyday, and no limit seen in sight, it seems high time that people as a whole began serious discussion of alternative fuels and more efficient use of the fuel that we do have. The problem is that for a number of reasons, valid information has been blocked and kept out of the public eye for too long. Converting a car to run on water is just a small example. Now, before you throw the laws of thermodynamics around and tell me it is an impossibility, I want to assure you that the vehicle will not run on water, rather water will be utilised to make the engine more efficient. Considering the average petrol engine only achieves approximately 20% efficiency, there is plenty of room for improvement, and any improvement translates directly to money saved at the pump.
So, you are probably wondering if converting a car to run on water is an actual possibility. In order to understand how it could work, you first have to understand how an internal combustion engine works. An internal combustion engine relies on compression of atmospheric air to burn gasoline in the combustion chamber. The pressure wave caused by the expansion of the combustion by-products are what drive the piston up. The movement of the piston is what turns a crank shaft which is translated into circular motion of the axles. During this series of events, a lot of energy is lost in the form of heat and sound, and even more energy is lost in the form of incompletely burnt gasoline. This is where the catalytic converter comes in. The catalytic converter actually burns the un burnt fuel that escapes along with the exhaust. If you were following along closely, you would realise that the average gas engine actually expends more energy burning the un burnt fuel that was meant to drive the car. Not efficient at all! It is no wonder the average fuel efficiency of an internal combustion engine is only 20%. The important question now is, how can we as the consumers who are getting the short end of the stick modify these inefficient engines to gain more out of the precious gasoline we pay top dollar for everyday. We could invest in expensive hybrid vehicles, and yes, we would save some money.
The problem is that the hybrid cars are rather expensive and would take years for us to get the return on investment. The other option is modifying the engines we already have in our inefficient vehicles to get higher fuel efficiency. Converting a car to run on water is exactly what this is about. Through an electrolytic process, we sap some of the engines power in the form of electrical energy to break water down into hydrogen and oxygen. We then feed these two gases into the air intake. The result is a better oxygen fuel ratio and a more complete burn. The increased efficiency and savings are a by-product of a more efficient burn, not from the power derived from the hydrogen and oxygen itself. Now that you know what converting a car to run on water is all about, it is time you did your own research. Become well informed, and reap the rewards in fuel savings!
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