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Charles Pure Soul, the Sun Wizard (CPSSW) onboard WVO refinery

GOALS:
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]
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SUCTION HOSE: clear for WVO to monitor flow & quality control inspection
[mounted to fuel filter water separator]
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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]
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SIGHT TUBE: clear tube to monitor 30µ-filtered WVO flow & quality control inspection [mounted between fuel filter water separator & pump]
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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]
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GAUGE: pressure gauge for monitoring life of 30µ element [mounted?]
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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]
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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?]
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PUMP: 12v gear pump carbonator style powers centrifuge [mounted on tailgate side of dirty tank]
SWITCH on/off 12VDC gear pump [mounted in cab?]
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GAUGE: monitor pressure going to centrifuge [mounted on pump]
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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?]
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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]
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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?]
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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?]
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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?]

CREDITS:
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!
 
Location: wander | Registered: May 28, 2016Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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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.
 
Registered: May 26, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Post a few pictures!


96 Dodge 4x4,5sp, not stock

 
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"Your upload (232Kb) exceeds the maximum allowed size (50Kb)."
When I resize it down to 50kb you can't see anything... Frown
 
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