Alternative Energy Secrets

Reference ISBN 9780970220363


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Learn how to make your own free diesel or heating oil! Practical Solutions for Personal Energy Problems

  • Extensive “how to” information regarding waste oils and their inexpensive conversion to useful fuels.
  • Describes oil cracking, blending, filtering, testing and use and construction of centrifuges to clean waste oils and make them suitable for use as home heating oils or diesel. See construction of waste oil burners for heat, boiler operation or disposal of centrifuge sludge.
  • Learn proper collection methods and why a gear pump is the least desirable method of collection. Includes plans for a super fast oil collection trailer that won’t make an emulsion out of the oil and water like a gear pump collector does.

Practical “How To” that solves many quirky problems from a guy that’s done it! Very unusual material. A must have for alternative energy users.

Book Information
Title Alternative Energy Secrets
ISBN 9780970220363
Binding Perfect Paperback (softcover)
Dimensions 5½ x 8½
Pages 192
Chapters 7
Visuals 75 drawings, 37 BW photographs

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and Purpose
  • 1. Basic Chemistry (7)
  • 2. Refinery Products and Operations (16)
    • Distillation
    • Cracking
    • Furnaces
    • Crankcase Oils
    • Properties of Fuel Oils
    • Vegetable Oils and Animal Fat Fuels
  • 3. Diesel Engines (58)
    • Diesel Combustion
    • Diesel Emissions
  • 4. Practical Alternative Fuel Technology (72)
    • Oil Filtration and Clarification
    • Practical Centrifugal Oil Cleaning
    • US Filtermaxx Centrifuges
    • Viscosity Testing
    • Oil Blending for Viscosity
    • Settling an Emulsion
    • Build an Oil Heater
    • Oil Collection Storage
    • Hoses and Dip Tubes
    • Build a Tank Shed
    • Stationary Fuel Tanks
    • Salvaged Tanks
    • Estimating Tank Capacity
    • Fuel Dispensers and Nozzles
    • Disposal of Centrifuge Sludge
    • Atomizing Burner for Centrifuge Sludge
  • 5. Running On Waste Oil (142)
  • 6. Installing a Diesel Engine In a Car (147)
    • Tire and Gear Ratio Calculations
  • 7. Off Grid Power Generation (156)
    • Engine Type and Inverter Compatibility
    • Rewiring Control Circuits
    • Exhaust Soot
    • Exhaust Heat
    • Build a Super Silencer
  • Conclusion (185)
  • Bibliography (187)
  • Index (189)



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