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Title:
A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OXIDIZING ORGANIC FATS WITHIN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/077272
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
It is widely appreciated that renewable sources of energy are desirable. In particular, in recent years the development of biodiesel has been encouraged in order to find a replacement for fossil fuels in internal combustion engines. Typically, such biodiesel is based on triacylglycerols of vegetable origin. Animal fat, due to its different chemical composition and production process presents additional challenges when attempted to be used as a source of fuel. Most known methods require extensive processing of naturally occurring fats in order for them to be usable in conventional engines. According to the present invention, there is provided a method of oxidizing organic fats within an internal combustion engine to generate power by applying a first electrical charge to an oxidizer (e.g. air) and applying a second electrical charge to the organic fat opposite in polarity to the first electrical charge. In this way, constituents of the organic fat to be oxidized are attracted to the oxidizer, in preference to an interior surface of the combustion chamber. Thus, carbonization of the interior surface of the combustion chamber is reduced, as material contributing to carbonization is retained within exhaust gas.

Inventors:
PALMER, Bruce (Esworthy Farm, Templeton BridgeTempleton, Tiverton Devon EX16 8BR, EX16 8BR, GB)
Application Number:
GB2016/053336
Publication Date:
May 11, 2017
Filing Date:
October 27, 2016
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Assignee:
IONIZINGENERGY LIMITED (Southgate House, 59 Magdalen Street, Exeter Devon EX2 4HY, EX2 4HY, GB)
International Classes:
F02M27/04; F02M31/125; F02M31/16; F02M53/02
Foreign References:
GB2411436A2005-08-31
US20140130756A12014-05-15
US20110247585A12011-10-13
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HANDSOME I.P. LTD (27-28 Monmouth Street, Bath Somerset BA1 2AP, BA1 2AP, GB)
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