Reduction of CO2 Emissions
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Adding hydrogen to an internal combustion engine results in more complete and faster combustion of regular fuel.
Fuller and faster combustion means more energy is transferred mechanically to the engine, instead of being lost as heat in the exhaust.
This has a positive impact not only on power and fuel economy, but also on emissions (as demonstrated in the Eurofins* test report below).
The faster flame propagation speed of hydrogen is responsible for this and it is often compared to a giant "spark plug" in the engine that ignites all the fuel.
In summary, vehicle emissions mainly consist of 5 gases (the 6th is applicable to Diesel engines):
NOx emissions are very strongly dependent on the combustion temperature.
As the combustion temperature exceeds 1527°C (2870°F), oxides of nitrogen are formed and any increase in temperature will result in substantially increased emissions.
When hydrogen is added to the engine, the resulting cooler combustion temperature helps lower levels of this particularly harmful gas.
Reductions of 20-25% are common for diesel engines. Reductions of 50% are typical for gasoline engines.
Results as high as 95% reduction have been reported for lean burn applications such as very well tuned gasoline engines and for engines running on natural gas allowing for a large increase in fuel economy.
1. HC – Hydrocarbons are essentially unburned particles of fuel that have passed through the engine into the exhaust and into the atmosphere. Gas is the source of the “smog” in our cities. Hydrocarbons are typically reduced by 30 to 40%.
2. NOx – Nitrogen monoxide and other oxides are responsible for acid rain pollution, which is common in urban areas such as Los Angeles.
3. O2 – Oxygen is NON-POLLUTANT and it is necessary for our existence. You may notice the increase in clean oxygen as measured by the 5-gas analyzer.
4. CO – Carbon monoxide. This colorless, odorless and very toxic gas is reduced by 25 to 50%.
5. CO2 – Carbon dioxide, responsible for the greenhouse effect on our planet, is typically reduced by 40-60%.
6. Particulates – Particulates are solid particles and liquid droplets found in diesel engine exhaust, commonly better known as “soot”. While hydrogen is directly responsible for more complete combustion, this particulate emission is greatly reduced. Reductions of 70-80% are usual with frequent reports of over 90%.