Charles Pure Soul, the Sun Wizard (CPSSW) onboard WVO refinery
Onboard WVO refinery that completely dewaters & filters WVO down to 1µ in a standard size pickup truck bed.
Solar powered, entirely 12VDC (no inverters); panels also serve as a roof for light weather protection for exposed refinery components.
SIMPLE TWO-TANK FILTER+SETTLE+FUGE+BAG:
SUCTION FILTER: 3"x7" 600µ Suction/Pump Filter with 1" fitting 600µ for screening out largest debris
[mounted to clear suction hose]
SUCTION HOSE: clear for WVO to monitor flow & quality control inspection
[mounted to fuel filter water separator]
FUEL FILTER WATER SEPARATOR: with 30µ element to pre-fitler & trap some H2O [mounted in pickup's bed or to dirty tank?]
SILICONE HEATER 12VDC [wrapped around filter housing for increased dirty WVO flow]
SWITCH on/off 12VDC silicone heater on fuel filter water separator [mounted in pickup's bed]
SIGHT TUBE: clear tube to monitor 30µ-filtered WVO flow & quality control inspection [mounted between fuel filter water separator & pump]
PUMP: 12VDC suction pump for transferring dirty WVO to dirty tank [mounted on pickup's bed or dirty tank?]
SWITCH on/off 12VDC suction pump [mounted on bed]
GAUGE: pressure gauge for monitoring life of 30µ element [mounted?]
DIRTY TANK: black aluminum (attracts passive solar heat & weight savings) dirty tank holds 30µ filtered WVO. Tank size? [mounted parallel up against clean tank]
SUMP: Heat & settle dirty WVO for 2 weeks [attached to bottom tailgate side of dirty tank], then >
VALVE: oil drain valve. Open, dump, then inspect H2O & dirty WVO from drainage sump [mounted at the lowest point of drainage sump on tailgate side]
VENT: passive breather vent with check valve for filling tank & possibly permits flash evaporation during centrifuge stage (mushroom shape/dishwasher vent to avoid rain?) [mounted on top of dirty tank]
GAUGE: monitor WVO level in dirty tank [mounted in cab?]
BUZZER GAUGE: fuel level sender gauge with buzzer for audible overfill warning [mounted inside dirty tank, 1" from the top]
STAGE TWO: CENTRIFUGE & SECOND SETTLE
HEATER: 12VDC stainless steel hot water heater element in black stainless steel pipe heats dirty WVO for transfer to centrifuge [mounted inside dirty tank 3" above top of sump, tailgate side] (add multiple 12VDC hot water heaters to get WVO temperature up high enough for OC-20 operating temperature / flash evaporation?).
SWITCH on/off hot water heater mounted inside dirty tank [mounted in cab?]
PUMP: 12v gear pump carbonator style powers centrifuge [mounted on tailgate side of dirty tank]
SWITCH on/off 12VDC gear pump [mounted in cab?]
GAUGE: monitor pressure going to centrifuge [mounted on pump]
HEATER: 12VDC stainless steel hot water heater element in black stainless steel insulated pipe further heats dirty WVO for centrifuge's effective operating temperature & possibly flash evaporation [mounted just before centrifuge]
SWITCH on/off hot water heater for centrifuge [mounted in cab?]
CENTRIFUGE: OC-20 dewaters WVO, 'fuges & recirculates into dirty tank for several (how many?) 30 minute cycles so as not to overheat 12VDC pump. [mounted on tailgate side dirty tank] (or two OC-20s/OC-50s with two pumps to relieve stress on a single 12VDC pump?)
GAUGE monitor centrifuge pressure [mounted in cab?]
PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE FITTING: in plumbing, external to pump
How would one plumb, drain & vent this section?
P-trap underneath? A “P-trap” is useful in the clean oil output line to prevent large amounts of vapor from condensing in the clean oil line or flowing into the clean oil tank.
Post-centrifuge 3-way valve [mounted to centrifuge] transfer to >
SIGHT TUBE: to monitor centrifuged WVO flow & quality control inspection [mounted after 3-way valve before centrifuge tank]
STAGE THREE: DEWATER & FILTER TO ONE MICRON
HEATER: 12VDC stainless steel hot water heater element in black stainless steel pipe heats centrifuged WVO for transfer to fuel filter water separator [mounted inside centrifuge tank on front (driver's?) side at bottom of the tank, but above top of sump level]
SWITCH on/off hot water heater mounted in centrifuge tank [mounted in cab?]
PUMP: 12VDC for transferring centrifuged WVO to 1µ bag filter housing [mounted to front of centrifuge tank on (driver's?) side]
SWITCH on/off 12VDC pump [mounted in cab?]
GAUGE: pressure gauge for monitoring life of filter element & bag filter [mounted on bag filter housing] to >
HEATER: 12VDC stainless steel hot water heater element in black stainless steel insulated pipe to increase WVO flow to bag filter housing [mounted as close as possible to bag filter housing] to >
SWITCH on/off hot water heater mounted just before bag filter housing [mounted in cab?]
BAG FILTER HOUSING: with 1µ bag filter in lightweight aluminum housing for final polishing of WVO [mounted on top of clean tank directly over fuel fill port]
SILICONE HEATER 12VDC for bag filter housing for increased WVO flow through finest filter [wrapped around bag filter housing]? (or just have it touching the smokestack exhaust pipe)
SWITCH on/off 12VDC silicone heater wrapped around bag filter housing [mounted in cab?]?
SIGHT TUBE: clear tube underneath housing to monitor centrifuged 1µ-filtered WVO flow & quality control inspection [mounted between bag filter housing & fuel fill port]
TANK: Stage 3 Tank holds centrifuged 1µ-filtered WVO ready to cleanly fuel pickup truck! [mounted parallel to cab butting up against cab underneath rear window of pickup truck]
GAUGE 1µ clean tank level [mounted in cab?]
STAGE ONE is inspired by Charles Anderson's (Golden Fuel Systems) mobile One Shot Filtration Unit http://www.goldenfuelsystems.com
STAGE TWO stainless steel hot water heater small centrifuge design is inspired by SunWizard's http://www.burnveg.com/centrifuge-2.htm & Dieselcraft centrifuge works great -My filter and dewater rig: http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/eve/forums/ ... 2001011761 (Sept. 25, 2006)
STAGE TWO & THREE are inspired by puresoul108's My veggie van - Onboard WVO filtration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqYO0j9UH7U (Apr 19, 2014)
MOBILE SOLAR POWER: Chris & Cherie's Zephyr of Technomadia http://www.technomadia.com/solar/
Thank you everyone.
Please give feedback, suggestions, cunstructive criticism, etc... it's all welcome!
The more complex something is the less likely it will reliably work. Pretty much the same thing can be accomplished with a FPHE, a bag filter, and Calcium Carbide.
Post a few pictures!
96 Dodge 4x4,5sp, not stock
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