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Has anyone experience with the Mcneil cycle to produce power and heat from a diesel generator? http://www.aquafuelresearch.co...issionimpossible.pdf
 
Registered: May 02, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thanks for the article. some interesting things in there.

glycerin sure does have some remarkable properties as a fuel.

i'm focusing on its use as boiler/burner fuel. i would like to heat it to over 100C and run it through a atomizing burner. i figure it should combust readily at some preheat temp. regulating that temp would be a challenge for sure.
 
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Surely the ash from burning glycrol would clog the piston rings and ware out the engine prematurely, after-all that's the reason we go to great lengths to remove the glycerol from our biodiesel even chasing down minute quantities in unreacted oil with the 3/27 test. Otherwise we'd all be using SVO conversions. Most people i know who tried SVO either switched to making bio diesel after a few months or ran up expensive fuel system repair bills and gave up the green dream altogether.


VW Passat 2.0 TDI with a BKP engine 86,000 miles on B100 and not going strong. Bio-diesel broke oil pump drive shaft! ..No oil pressure, dead turbo.
 
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England | Registered: October 22, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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i'm focusing on its use as boiler/burner fuel. i would like to heat it to over 100C and run it through a atomizing burner. i figure it should combust readily at some preheat temp. regulating that temp would be a challenge for sure.

Biotom on this board has successfully burnt glycerol in his boiler system. If you search around you should be able find his posts with pics..
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I've tried burning glycerol in my thermobile waste oil heater.
These are the type that pump the oil into a burner dish which has to be cleaned out each day.

It did work. The drawback was that the residue (presumably ash from the soap) was so hard I had to chisel it off the dish every morning. I gave up in the end and just use WMO now.

I cannot see this working in an IC engine.
 
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Pity you cant find a throw away dish, that would make it all worth while. Jim.
 
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Thats right Jim,

Trouble is they are about 6mms cast,15" diameter and from thermobile are @ £80 each!
 
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