Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels: A Do-it-yourself Manual

Author(s): Gavin D.J. Harper


A heavily illustrated guide that shows how to convert any car to run on vegetable oil or biodiesel. . "Run Your Car on Biodiesel" shows you how to run your automobiles on a carbon-neutral fuel, which, in many cases, can be obtained for free. The book explains the basics of converting vegetable oils to biodiesel describes how to build and properly use a home-made biodiesel reactor and demonstrates how to run a vehicle on waste vegetable oil available at no cost from many fast food outlets.. . Filled with over 150 detailed illustrations, this cutting-edge resource presents money-saving projects on collecting waste oil building a waste oil processor making your own biodiesel fuel converting your car professionally making a heat exchanger and more. The reference includes an international list of parts and index of suppliers, information about the warranty status of vehicles pending conversion to biodiesel, and links to manufacturers' statements regarding the use of the fuel..

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Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. History of Diesel and the diesel engine Chapter 3. How does a diesel engine work? Chapter 4. Collecting waste vegetable oil Chapter 5. Biodiesel chemistry Chapter 6. Fuel modification: making biodiesel Chapter 7. Biodiesel reactors and processors Chapter 8. Engine modification--running on SVO Chapter 9. Using WVO in your SVO engine Chapter 10. Other options and solutions Chapter 11. Engine conversion or fuel conversion Chapter 12. Waste streams Chapter 13. Health and safety Chapter 14. Biofuel ethics Chapter 15. Biodiesel and vegetable oil are not just for cars! Chapter 16. Epilogue Appendix Index

General Fields

  • : 9780071600439
  • : McGraw-Hill Education
  • : McGraw-Hill Education
  • : 0.427
  • : January 2009
  • : 231mm X 182mm X 14mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gavin D.J. Harper
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 629.253
  • : 248
  • : ill