Skip to comments.Transonic Supercritical Fuel Injection Could Improve Gasoline Engines by 50-75 Percent
Posted on 03/04/2010 3:48:04 PM PST by decimon
Transonic Combustion, based in Camarillo, CA, has developed a gasoline fuel injection system that can improve the efficiency of gasoline engines by 50 to 75 percent, beating the fuel economy of hybrid vehicles. A test vehicle the size and weight of a Toyota Prius (but without hybrid propulsion) showed 64 miles per gallon for highway driving. The company says the system can work with existing engines, and costs about as much as existing high-end fuel injection.
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BS BS BS BS. repeat 1000 times
“Supercritical” sounds like a synonym for cranky.
My car runs on water 100mpg.
So! If we combine the two technologies (hybrid and transonic fuel injection) the car will get 100 mpg.
I know, I smell snake oil.
But the idea of an ultrasonic transducer carb. makes sense to me. Have thought about that one for years. But even with a super design it is very doubtful it would be that efficient.
I have one on the shelf next to the super-carb I bought at in the 1950’s at an estate sale for a GM exec.
Still remember the “100 mpg carburator” the auto companies were supposed to have buried years ago.
It appears to be s system for putting the fuel near the spark at the time of firing. sounds promising.
And if they put some of those tornado thingies in the intake, they can get like 100% or more!
Do we actually trust auto news from someone who does not know that a hybrid has a gasoline engine?
This scheme’s only intent is to extract money from morons (read: Congressmen) who don’t have the faintest idea of Physics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Engine Cycles, Carnot Cycles, etc.
Physics probably controls the fuel air mixture which is a constant for combustion as I understand it. No amount of buzzwords can change physics.
PS I will willingly retract my statement in relation to the discovery if it proves viable.
A while back I new a guy who took an old ford pickup and replacing the air filter, rigged up some kind of a gas drip thing where the motor ran just on fumes. He had it going and doing like 60mpg. A few days later I got a phone call asking me to pick him up. It blew the hood off the truck and caught his pants on fire. I don’t think I stopped laughing for two days.
A 50 or 75 percent improvement would probably put a gas engine beyond its theoretical max efficiency.
Maybe the old spark plugs job not finished after all.
Have you looked at the website. Patents and pictures explain it all.
I think what they are doing is making the fuel explode instead of burn. In a normal IC engine the fuel burns. If it explodes, or detonates, it produces the pinging sound and can destroy the engine.
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