Independent tests utilizing EPA protocols conducted by RTI International, a leading research institute, have confirmed that the CavitroniX™ Emulsion-to-Combustion™ (E2C®) system for oil-fired boilers and generators produces significant fuel savings of up to 9% and an environmentally-beneficial reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of up to 17%.
According to the RTI International (RTI) report, “Test results indicate that firing the tested boiler with water emulsified oil using the CavitroniX™ E2C® unit provided a 7 to 9 percent increase in fuel efficiency.” At the same time, depending on the concentration of water used in the fuel emulsion, the report showed a reduction in NOx emissions ranging from 7 to over 17 percent.
RTI’s testing of the CavitroniX™ E2C® system was conducted using a boiler configured with steam exhausted to the atmosphere and outfitted with instrumentation to monitor key parameters. Testing was done over a four-day period in November 2012 and showed reduced fuel consumption and reduced NOx emissions when using cavitation blending technology.
In conducting the E2C® tests, RTI used the following methodology:
- Baseline tests were conducted by firing the boiler with diesel fuel at its maximum rate of about 23 gallons per hour.
- During each emulsion run, the emulsified fuel (water plus diesel fuel) input rate to the burner also was approximately 23 gallons per hour, although the fuel contained less oil.
- The volume of emulsion (as fuel) delivered to the boiler was held approximately constant during each emulsion run, while the amounts of oil and water in the emulsion varied from run to run.
- Three runs were conducted at baseline conditions, and seven runs were conducted with emulsified fuel.
Fuel efficiency was calculated and compared by RTI following procedures described in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers performance test code 4-2008. At the same time, oxygen, carbon monoxide and NOx emissions were measured by RTI using a Bacharach Combustion Analyzer (Model PCA-2) at approximately 30-minute intervals during each run.
From Our CEO: What These Test Results Mean for Our Customers
“These rigorous and reliable test results from one of the world’s most respected research institutes, focused on energy and the environment, confirm that our new E2C® system delivers a much needed solution that can reduce foreign oil dependency by saving fuel, and improve the environmental impact of oil-fired heating equipment and generators,” says Thomas David, CavitroniX™ CEO and President.
According to David, “What’s most compelling about E2C® technology is that it not only reduces emissions, but also increases fuel efficiency.” With Number 2 fuel oil prices approaching $4.00 a gallon in some regions, the E2C® unit will pay for itself in fuel savings in 18 months or less.
“Armed with the findings from the RTI report,” David says, “CavitroniX™ is going to start driving our E2C® technology into the market and raise awareness and visibility for this innovative solution.” Potential end users include schools, multi-housing properties and industrial plants.
Payback from Fuel Savings
- Fuel at $3.50 and $4.00 per gallon
- 100,000 gal/year
- 8% fuel savings
- Capital investment $35,000
Contact us today to request a copy of the report, and discover the CavitroniX™ E2C® solution. Affordable technology designed to increase fuel economy, fuel efficiency and benefit the environment in one compact unit.
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