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Re: Emissions...%-{

In a previous message,Jack Van Geldern writes:
>	I think you could make an engine with very low emmisions
>without all the emmision control add ons, just fully vaporize 
>the fuel before it gets in the combustion chamber.  Your gas
>stove at home has very low emmisions, nearly the same could and
>has been done in an engine.  The problem is it would be much
>more efficient and the oil companies and US Gov. would lose
>lots of money.  I would be happy to discuss it offline.  One
>question:  How much of the gasoline going into the engine
>actually contributes to the engine?  Anyone have a real
>answer, not a guess?

That's why natural gas autos have such clean emissions.  The problem is
atomization.  Liquid doesn't burn...gasses do.  The problem is getting the
liquid to become a gas (ie. atomization).  This is affected by the spray
pattern of the injectors, the pressure, air temperature, intake design,
cylinder design, valve design, etc.

I can't say I'm an expert, but IMO this is the basic root of the problem.  If
atomization is complete, the emissions will go way down.  However, the basic
chemicals makeup of gasoline make it prone to produce more hydrocarbons and
carbon monoxide than other combustibles.

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