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SVO : powering your vehicle with straight vegetable oil

Author: Forest Gregg; Christopher Goodwin
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : New Society ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fuel your diesel engine with vegetable oil!

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Forest Gregg; Christopher Goodwin
ISBN: 9780865716124 0865716129
OCLC Number: 182529401
Description: xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Is Vegetable Oil For Me? --
Environmental reasons --
Economic reasons --
Geopolitics --
Tinkering --
Straight Vegetable Oil vs. Homebrew Biodiesel --
Diesel Engines --
Modifying the Fuel --
Modifying the Engine --
Diesel Engines --
Basic Engine Theory --
Basic Diesel Theory --
Basic Combustion Theory --
Temperature --
Fuel Properties --
How Things Fall Apart --
Fuel Properties of Vegetable Oil --
What is vegetable oil? --
Vegetable Oil and Cooking Oil --
Waste Vegetable Oil --
A Word about Hydrogenation --
Vegetable Oil is Not Biodiesel --
Viscosity --
Ignition Delay --
High Temperature Reactions: Life in the Combustion Chamber --
Other Fuel Properties --
Stoichiometric Air/Fuel Ratio --
Chemical Breakdown of Vegetable Oil --
Oxidative Polymerization --
Reactions in the Fryer --
Hydrolysis --
Thermal Polymerization --
Water --
Water Damage --
How Much Water --
Emulsions --
System Design --
One Tank or Two? --
The Significance of Engine Design and Modification --
Heating --
Controlling the Fuel Source --
Plumbing --
Valves --
Filters and Restrictions --
Pumps --
Material Compatibility --
Common Points of Failure --
Preparing and Maintaining a Vehicle for Coversion --
Oil Sources --
Waste Vegetable Oil --
Processing Waste Cooking Oil --
Settling and Filtering --
Centrifuges --
Testing Oil --
Vegetable Oil and the Law --
LPG and CNG Conversions Industry: A Case Study --
Co-ops --
Case Studies: The Restauranteur The Farmer, The Conversion Shop --
Burning Questions (With No Answers as Yet) --
Fuel Standards --
Guide to Diesel Vehicles --
Fatty Acid Profiles of Common Vegetable Oils.
Responsibility: Forest Gregg & Christopher Goodwin.

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