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Offline mspart

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Microwave internal combustion engines
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:49:03 AM »
Has anyone heard of this concept before?  I think this sounds pretty cool.   

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ex-porsche-ceo-tries-save-085151093.html

As tightening emission rules force the car industry to embrace battery power, a German startup says it has the technology to give the combustion engine a reprieve.

Using pulsed microwaves to ignite fuel rather than spark plugs or glow plugs, the engineers behind MWI Micro Wave Ignition AG say they can cut consumption of gasoline and diesel by as much as 30 percent, and emissions by as much as 80 percent, because the fuel burns at a lower temperature.


Cut emissions by 80%?!!  That there is a global warming alarmist nightmare.   If true, the IC engine will be around for a bit longer.  I think it is fascinating the things people come up with.  I looked it up on the mighty google and what I got were a lot of research papers on the topic.  The microwave apparently creates a plasma that burns the air fuel mixture quite evenly and completely.  The trouble is going to be consistency I think. 

Very cool tech.

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Re: Microwave internal combustion engines
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 06:56:03 PM »
Yes, it would be. I think you need to follow up on this one!
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Re: Microwave internal combustion engines
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 10:46:50 PM »
I favor CNG.
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Re: Microwave internal combustion engines
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 04:38:43 AM »
Here is the US patent on this concept, granted in 2010. My global warming alarmist friends have told me this is an exciting development. None have reported any nightmares.
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Re: Microwave internal combustion engines
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 11:51:46 AM »
I think you need to follow up on this one!

I agree with you. I'm eagerly awaiting mspart's follow-up.
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Re: Microwave internal combustion engines
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
Nothing yet. I think this will take a few years. 

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