From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil As an Alternative Fuel ペーパーバック – 2000/12/1
In addition to his work with biodiesel fuel, Tickell holds an MFA in film from the Motion Picture School of Florida State University. Joshua Tickell is currently directing a feature documentary, "Fields of Fuel, In Search of the Biodiesel Revolution" due to air in 2004.
- 出版社 : Greenteach Pub; 第3版 (2000/12/1)
- 発売日 : 2000/12/1
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 162ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0970722702
- ISBN-13 : 978-0970722706
- 寸法 : 21.59 x 1.27 x 27.31 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 3,749,175位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
This book covers all the basic aspects of converting a diesel to run on used cooking oil, or converting the oil to biodiesel which can be used in any diesel engine. Whilst it's true you can find a lot of information on this subject on the web; you will find it gathered in on volume in this book.A word of warning though - to put these ideas into practise will take some time and effort. You need to be sufficently motivated to do it.Though it's not mentioned explicitly in the book I see no reason why you couldn't use these methods to power a generator either.
The book is clear and reasonably well laid out. A few more diagrams would have been nice, the books quality is what you expect for what must be a limited run by a minor publisher. If you are the sort of person who builds there own solar water heater or wind powered generators then this book is definitely for you. If you like to customise your car and like the idea of beating Mr Brown then you should read this.
You can't help but laugh at the thought of everybody smelling fish and chips as you drive past!
Now - the caveat. Unless you have advanced pipefitting, plumbing, mechanical, and chemist skills - by all means - get 'hands on' instruction. Building and operating a biodiesel processor is not a book-learned skill - it requires the combination of trade-skills as listed. Methanol - one of the key components in the mixture is a highly flammable and dangerous fluid. Lye (POH) - another component can seriously burn, blind, or even kill you and must be handled with the utmost care. You must be trained in this. Glyceron, the by-product, is the glyceron which is found in 'nitro-glyceron' - go figure. Plus, even if you don't care much about yourself, there's a lot that can mess up your vehicle if you don't get it right. And I know you care about your vehicle, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this far.
There are a number of key issues not discussed in the book. The biodiesel community breaks down into two basic camps: 1) SOV (straight veg oil users - where the transesterfication process takes place within the vehicle) - a subspecies is the group that uses a 'solvent thinner' to achieve this process (mainly of historical interest) and 2) the home-brewers (those who build and operate biodiesel processors). My advice is to save the money you would spend on this book and access a class taught by a member of this community - namely, 'girl Mark', Maria Alovert. She is not only expert at making biodiesel (including disposal or reapplication of by-product) but she teaches workshops throughout the U.S. on a continuous basis. She may be accessed by searching on the machine you are operating now. 'Girl Mark' also produces excellent, precise written materials which deal with crucial subjects like the advantages of Potasium Hydroxide (KOH) over Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) for the entire process which Tickell's book does not. Brewing Bio is a complex - yet not undoable process. You want the best - for you and your vehicle.