Talk:Open Source Piston Engine

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Suggested reading on a recent diesel engine design innovation:

"Ducted fuel injection, developed by Charles Mueller at Sandia's Combustion Research Facility, is able to fine-tune the fuel-air mixture in an engine to the point of eliminating between 50 percent-100 percent of the soot depending on the engine's instantaneous speed and power level."

"The near-elimination of soot and nitrogen oxides may also open up the market for renewable fuels."

"Ducted fuel injection works great with conventional diesel fuel, but it works even better with oxygenated fuels, which have one or more oxygen atoms bonded into some or all of their molecules. Many renewable, sustainable fuels are oxygenated,"

"Using oxygenated fuels with ducted fuel injection lowers emissions, perhaps enough to enable a less-expensive engine system because less exhaust aftertreatment would be required," he said. "On a modern on-highway truck, aftertreatment amounts to about $12,000 in initial and operating costs over the life of the vehicle."

--Andrewusu (talk) 03:37, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Granted i am the friendly neighborhood archiving/organization nerd, but should we rename this to "open source diesel engine" or something, at least for "version one", unless it is flex fuel (ie diesel and/or CNG, etc) ?

--Eric (talk) 17:48, 27 May 2020 (UTC)