Saturday, 5 May 2018

Water Doping Part Two - A Global Low Cost Pollution Reduction Project

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Water Doping Part Two
A Global Low Cost Pollution Reduction Project

Exhaust pollution from Petrol and Diesel engines is still a global problem, water doping helps to keep engines cleaner and more efficient, and there are a number of ways to introduce water as humid air, I have tried quite a few variations.

Some companies have tried to help cut pollution but generally the pace at which these products can have global reach is too slow to have a significant effect effect on global pollution.

Known products are:
  • Econokit - I tried to import and sell these some years back, but customer take up was poor (the opinion was that if it worked wouldn't the motor manufacturers do it?) and results were not easy to quantify as it does not work well in the lab due to earthing, the product was also quite expensive to retail too due to the licensing fees on top of the stock quantities. needless to say they do work and I still have them on my vehicles. There is an interesting development in this area in Australia where the addition of a device called VDS to the Econokit that is gaining a good reputation. I still have a few of the larger Econokits available if anyone is interested on a first come, first served basis.
  • Ecopra - Is similar to Econokit but more complicated to install, a friend made his own version of Ecopra which was successful on a Mercedes sprinter, but this was not cheap or easy to make.
  • HHO - although these devices primarily make explosive hydrogen and oxygen gas through electrolysis if the system has a high gas generation rate they will also bubble and produce some water mist.
So where does that leave us today, well we still have no cheap (in the case of Econokit, Ecopra and HHO) and inherently safe (in the case of HHO) solution. I believe that a low cost global solution is needed. My mission is to build on my previous blog info and make a low cost water doping system that any competent engineer can copy/make anywhere in the world to experiment with.

If there is a realisation though this blog of success and the interest in the community to reduced pollution it is hoped that some sponsorship can be attracted for unbiased formal pollution reduction testing of the system. The aim of providing test results is evidence for insurance companies etc. so that these pollution reducing devices can be adopted with no change to insurance premiums and gives the insurance companies an opportunity to demonstrate their green credentials.

WARNING - As with any research published, these are my findings, you may not achieve the same results (they could be better or worse). No warranty is implied, any research that you chose to do is entirely at your own risk.

So what will be done next in terms of projects:

  • A number of devices will be made and tested, the key criteria will be to use no more than approx $30 of materials for any system and for it to be able to be made and installed in under 3 hours (and this time should be able to be reduced significantly in any kind of production environment).