What it is:
- This new system produces and delivers water-in-fuel (“WFE”) emulsion to the point of combustion. The Emulsion to Combustion™ (“E2C®”) system is simple, reliable and easily installed on most boilers/engines. The Cavitation Blending Reactor™ (CBR) creates the emulsion continuously.
- The E2C® system makes and delivers water–fuel oil emulsion (“WFE”) without the use of additives. It provides easy retrofit to existing boilers/engines. The benefit derived from the use of WFE is well documented.
The E2C® System Configuration
Schematic Flow Diagram
The E2C® unit uses hydrodynamic cavitation and a unique Cavitation Blending Reactor™ to create the energy which forces a droplet of water inside each droplet of oil (as illustrated in the right hand photo below). The result, when the emulsion is atomized into the combustion chamber, is more complete combustion, a cleaner boiler, furnace or engine, reduced oil consumption and reduced environmental impact.
How Does It Work?
E2C® emulsion contains particles of water large enough to explode when they hit the high heat of the combustion chamber, thereby further atomizing the oil in which the droplet resides. This secondary atomization creates finer oil droplets which exposes more oil surface area to combustion. The increased oil surface area allows for more complete and faster combustion thus extracting more of the energy that is already in the oil than would be by other means.
Dramatic Results of Emulsifying Water into Oil
The E2C® assists you in reducing your emissions and fuel consumption. In these times, it makes good business; economic; conservation; political; and environmental sense to reduce the production of emissions that are harmful to the environment and endanger the population of the planet.
Benefits of the E2C®:
- The E2C® system allows the benefit of emulsion to be realized without modification of storage facilities. In most cases it quickly pays for itself in fuel savings.
- The E2C® generates an unstabilized emulsion in close proximity to the point of combustion, allowing no time or opportunity for separation. This also avoids the ongoing costs of chemical additives or surfactants. It conserves your resources and reduces your carbon footprint. This cost-effective device can be installed with little or no down time.
- Reduces oil consumption.
- Reduces the harmful products of combustion.
- Reduces build-up of soot on boiler tubes.
- Easily installs in the existing fuel train.
- Easily reverts back to the original fuel train.
- Uses existing oil supply.
- Uses existing water supply
- Can be used for # 2, 4, 5, 6 fuels.
- Returns no emulsion to the oil supply.
- Eliminates concern for chemical WFE separation during shipment and storage.
- Reduces required maintenance frequency, time and effort.
- Should extend the useful life of boiler or engine.
Does this improve Fuel Efficiency?
- What’s compelling about the E2C® technology is that as it reduces emissions, it can produce increased efficiencies. Research and testing done by CavitroniX™ and others show that by using water in oil emulsion, the oil consumption can be reduced by 5% to 15% (depending on the existing system).
- Fuel savings in boilers has been quantified at CavitroniX™’s first pilot installation at a private school in Virginia where data shows a 15.1% reduction in fuel consumption. The fuel savings elsewhere measured by CavitroniX™ and witnessed by independent parties has ranged from 7 to 15 percent on large diesel engines.
What are the Applications for this unit?
- The E2C® technology has been applied to oil-fired industrial boilers and diesel engines.
- It can be successfully applied to boilers that have previously been converted from oil to natural gas, since these boilers can often be re-converted to oil.
- The E2C® unit is stand alone. It requires a source of fuel, water, electricity and signal.
- Filtering the supply water is preferred but optional. Water should not be salt or brackish, but need not be potable.
- E2C® has a small “footprint” – taking up little space in the boiler or engine room.
- Installation causes minimal (if any) service interruption.
- Filtering the fuel is suggested. Existing filters are sufficient.
- Voltage required is 110 volt (U.S.) unless otherwise specified.
- Water in oil proportion is set during installation.
- Distribution manifold is to be located near the burner.
- Each E2C® system installation is customized.