TX Report: Pantone Engine Study
Produced at the University of Technology of Troyes by BLANCKE Rémi and DESSAINT Renaud
During the second half of the XNUMXth century, man used petroleum without limit to meet his needs. In recent years, we have noticed that this misuse is completely disrupting our planet. On the other hand, the oil resource is not infinite. If we do not reduce our current consumption of oil, there will be no more in thirty to forty years.
These two aspects motivate us today to find alternatives in order to limit this oil consumption.
Different devices such as hybrid engines (developed by a car manufacturer) or the Pantone engine could replace current engines, consume less oil and pollute the planet less.
As part of a TX, we chose to verify the validity of the pantone system, patented in 1998. This device allows a two-stroke gasoline engine to operate with 25% gasoline and 75% water. However, no research laboratory publishes scientific analyzes on the Pantone engine. Does this system really work? We are therefore going to analyze M Pantone's system first, then we will carry out a scientific analysis and criticize this device. We will then carry out various experimental studies justifying our preliminary analysis. Finally we will suggest an improved assembly of the M Pantone device.
Throughout the semester we were able to study the Pantone engine as part of a TX. At first, although the Pantone engine is considered revolutionary by these supporters, we believe at the end of our study that this system is utopian in the version we were able to study.
Indeed, the output and consumption are identical to the original assembly and although this engine slightly depolluted, it is still not as efficient as a catalytic converter. Thus, the pantone engine does nothing to help reduce the consumption of oil on the planet.
Secondly, this study allowed us to develop various knowledge and skills. Indeed, we have learned to follow a scientific methodology to carry out our project. This also allowed us to develop our critical thinking vis-à-vis the experimental results and the Internet.
This will therefore help us to solve problems and carry out projects in our engineering profession.
Christophe Martz's comments
This report constitutes a more skeptical approach to the pantone engine, also carried out on a non-optimized engine, but measurements were taken that I was not able to take during my project. This is very good and here are the few comments I made about the results and analyzes carried out.
1) The ph of the water interesting but not revealing. Some of the CO2 / O2 was probably dissolved in the water (hence cloudy color) this measurement would have been interesting
2) source of excess water: 1) humidity of the ambient air
and / or 2) combustion water
1) The density calculation confirms my PCI measurements of the residual “bubbled” gasoline which was 20 Kj / L (half the PCI of fresh gasoline)
Benzene is the additive that replaces lead.
1) Dissolution of benzene in water? Where does the OH bond in gasoline come from? It is not supposed to have it in the original composition it seems to me except in the additives maybe?
2) No more dry residue in fresh gasoline: interestingly, this proves that bubbled gasoline is not as polluted as we think.
1) No idea about their very poor depollution results. Probably because of bad settings (or engine wear?) Since mine were excellent. ( see pollution measurements )