The company called HYDI, based in South Australia has announced the launch of a device designed for vehicles, which, when combined with large diesel engines, impressively reduce both fuel consumption and emission levels. It is nothing more and nothing less than a device that could maximize the efficiency of the diesel combustion engine.
The HYDI unit is a sophisticated but simple to use Hydrogen on-demand system. It uses distilled water and low voltage electricity from the electrical system of the vehicle or plant to produce its own Hydrogen while driving. The system then directly injects it into the air-fuel mixture just before the combustion stage.
HYDI system generates Hydrogen by electrolysis, drawing energy from the alternator and using it to separate distilled water from the tank, which requires about two liters of water for every over 70 hours of operation. There are no electrolytic or alkaline solutions involved in the process.
The system, in turn, works with a wide range of large diesel engines from six to 40 liters and more. The company claims that its use can reduce fuel consumption by 5 to 14%. Its impact on emissions is even more impressive because it involves reducing particulate emissions by 25-70% while reducing carbon monoxide emissions by 7-25%.
The HYDI unit does not store Hydrogen and employs a number of safety features to prevent Hydrogen from being generated if the engine is not running. There are no chemicals or additives used in the HYDI unit. Just pure water. Besides, it uses Bluetooth Applications to display the status of the operation of the unit on an Android phone or tablet in real-time.
This type of additive for diesel engine makes sense because Hydrogen requires much less energy than diesel and produces flames that spread in the combustion chamber more than ten times faster. This results in faster and more complete combustion of the mixture, which allows for more efficient use of fuel.
As stated by the company, this system has been developed and tested since 2013 in units equipped for primary engines, public buses, garbage trucks, mining vehicles, and generators across Australia, with a truck of some 50,000 km of testing.