There are pros and cons of diesel engines. With respect to the pros of diesel engines, diesel engines pollute less than gasoline and biofuel engines. And, diesel engines are more fuel efficient than gasoline and biofuel engines. That is to say, diesel engines get better “gas” mileage than other
Business owners — particularly those of a heavy equipment operation — determine success by calculating two sums: gross profit and net profit. Gross profit is the amount of money a company makes. Net profit is how much money the company’s owner(s) makes. While gross profit is of greater importa
Fluid catalytic cracking and hydrocracking produce a variety of heating and transport fuels including diesel and gasoline. Cracking is a secondary part of the crude oil refining process. The first step in the refining process is the separation of fossil fuel hydrocarbons. The distillation process se
Why diesel engines get better gas mileage and burn cleaner than petrol engines is because diesel is a cleaner more energy dense fuel. A diesel engine is between 25 and 35 percent more fuel efficient than a gasoline vehicle of comparable size. With a diesel engine, you go to the pump much less often
A fuel catalyst is a pre-combustion device that increases the fuel economy of a combustion engine and reduces emissions. Fuel additives and fuel detergents are not fuel catalysts. A fuel catalyst is not a catalytic converter. However, a fuel catalyst performs many of the same functions as fuel addit
There are several answers to the question, “is diesel cleaner than gasoline?” Several answers are possible because there are several measures by which to judge the effects of fossil fuel on the environment and human health. Diesel and gasoline impact human health and the environment differently.
Every fossil fuel is a composition of different hydrocarbons. The most toxic emissions of gasoline and diesel are not the same. As a result, different fossil fuels burn differently. Different fossil fuels combust at different temperatures and at different rates of efficiency. And, every fossil fuel
Asking which fossil fuel pollutes the least is a loaded question. It can be answered in several ways. The reason there are a variety of answers is that are different means of measuring fossil fuel emissions. Emissions per unit of volume — gallon, liter, cubic foot or meter? Which pollutes less per
The question, “why do they use diesel in large vehicles rather than petrol?” is a good question. It is a good question because it implies another question, “why don’t they use petrol in large vehicles rather than diesel?” After all, petrol pollutes less than diesel. Right? Wrong, actually.
Irrelevant factoids cloud the question, “do diesel engines pollute more than petrol engines?” Gasoline engine manufacturers and oil refining companies would like to have you believe so, but it does not. Simply, the answer is, no, diesel engines do not pollute more than petrol engines. In fact,