Understanding Fuel Economy — “Gas” Mileage

Thermal efficiency, compression ratio, and fuel density are the primary factors that determine the fuel efficiency — a.k.a. fuel economy — of an engine. If mounted in a car, pick up, truck, boat, ship, a piece of heavy equipment, etc., even more, variables come into play with respect to the fuel

How to Do Right and Do Well Against Climate Change

The Arctic is warming at an unprecedented rate, creating unusual, extreme weather patterns and rising seas. The amount of volatile organics and greenhouse gas pollutants has reached such a level that deaths are predicted to triple in cities throughout Asia and other parts of the world. The scientifi

Curtailing the Threat of Volatile Organic Compounds

As evidence grows that the earth is approaching a dangerous feedback loop that is actually speeding up global warming, scientists are increasingly focusing on the dangerous toxins known as volatile organic compounds. Sometimes referred to as VOCs, these are organic compounds that easily turn to vapo

Cracking The Mining Code

Here’s the bad news: the global mining industry is facing unprecedented challenges from climate change and the mounting regulations being imposed by governments around the world to control the release of dangerous greenhouse gases. But here’s the good news: the solution to climate changing using

Refining Processes of Diesel vs Gasoline

The refining processes of diesel vs gasoline begin with the separation of each from crude oil. The separation of diesel and gasoline hydrocarbons from crude oil occurs during the distillation process. Straight-run diesel and straight-run gasolines are the gasoline and diesel products that come out o

What is Gasoline and How is Gasoline Made from Crude Oil

“What is gasoline?” is a question with a very short answer: hydrocarbons. “What hydrocarbons are in gasoline?” is a question that requires a considerably longer answer. Hydrocarbons constitute the majority of the substance of fossil fuels and biofuels as well. More importantly, hydrocarbons