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Posted Thu Sep 25 2008: from Temple University, via EurekAlert:
Simple device which uses electrical field could boost gas efficiency
According to Rongjia Tao, Chair of Temple's Physics Department, the small device consists of an electrically charged tube that can be attached to the fuel line of a car's engine near the fuel injector. With the use of a power supply from the vehicle's battery, the device creates an electric field that thins fuel, or reduces its viscosity, so that smaller droplets are injected into the engine. That leads to more efficient and cleaner combustion than a standard fuel injector, he says.... The results of the laboratory and road tests verifying that this simple device can boost gas mileage [up to 20 percent] was published in Energy & Fuels, a bi-monthly journal published by the American Chemical Society.
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