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What is the Pantone system? By C.Martz (mechanical engineer and webmaster ENSAIS www.econologie.com)
Keywords: system, engine, process, Pantone, water, fuel cracking, processing, pollution control
This is a change that can be performed on any existing petrol or diesel engine. The main idea is to recover some of the heat (heat loss) of the exhaust gas to pretreat the fuel and the intake air (hydrocarbon mixture). An amount of water is also used in the intake mixture. This water contributes to the efficiency of the process but beware it is by no a water engine.
Its name comes from the American inventor Paul Pantone has chosen for various reasons, to broadcast on Internet the plans of his invention. The main reason for this diffusion being, I think, he is not able to develop his own invention. Indeed; I met Mr Pantone and this meeting was more than disappointing as shown in this page Pantone engine and I. Nevertheless the concept of this invention is not uninteresting.
Indeed; there is a heat exchanger recovering the heat of exhaust gas for transfer to fresh gas inlets. Knowing about 40% of the fuel consumed in an engine is lost in exhaust the idea to retrieve a portion of these losses is interresting. The main result is a very impressive clearance of exhaust gas as shown in these few statements: Pantone engine pollution. This concerns the 100% pantone mounting as recommended by the inventor: this arrangement quickly shows its limits with reduced development means (not industrial) especially in the control of power and mastery of combustion. It is enough for the moment but undeveloped allows interesting things like, for example, to run a small gasoline engine on domestic fuel.
But there is a much simpler arrangement which consite not pass as water in the reactor and mixing the stream leaving the reactor at the engine intake air. thus injecting a small amount of water in the intake air. This arrangement is particularly effective on diesel engines that show a consistent decline in the consumption of at least 20%. Black smoke (unburnt) are significantly reduced as well (40% measured on a ZX-TD of a friend) and motors slamming less, which is characteristic of a better combustion. Some farmers have mounted this principle on their tractor and found consumption reductions of up to 60%. An average between 30 40% and is generally accepted. These results should nevertheless be treated with caution: to my knowledge, no passing on of power test bench, could not scientifically confirm these consumption reductions, but on the other hand there is not a more pragmatic farmer…
Finally, I wanted to clarify that for the moment it is not scientifically proven that another reaction that heat exchange and a cracking of hydrocarbons takes place in the reactor. We can read from various sources many uncertainties and inaccuracies about this invention such that the reactor Cracke the water molecule into hydrogen or worse than the reactor can handle nuclear waste. Only scientific studies could confirm or refute these "assumptions affabulatrices". For example I proved during my project that no hydrogen (H2) pure reactor outlet and yet you can still hear or read that this is what happens on some websites such ...
For more information I invite you to read the different page of my site: notament the entire engineer's report engine pantone
C.Martz, ENSAIS Engineer
- Summary: what the Pantone system?
- The plan pantone basic original engine
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Tips mounting practical part 1
- Tips mounting practical part 2
- List of needed parts and supplies
- More details
- The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): Intro
- The FAQ on the Pantone motor