Fuel vs Chemical vs Food Grade Alcohol

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  • This page goes over the relevant distinctions between:

Fuel Alcohol

  • In most cases (short of jet/rocket engines where small variations in composition can have major consequences) this is the lowest concern variety
  • Composition/Contaminates are of little issue, outside of perhaps effecting Energy Density , and possibly creating unusual Pollutants (if chlorine or some metal is introduced somehow etc)
  • Water Content is the main issue

Food Grade Ethanol

  • This is probably one of the most strict specification (along with medical use/aerospace fuel) due to the fact that if errors are made, major health issues such as Methanol Poisoning can occur
  • Also keeping things clean and sterile is important

Chemistry Grade Alcohol (And Co-Products)

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