Ukrainian inventors design engine that runs on water

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2015/10/24 - 17:07 • Science and Innovation, Ukraine

Ukrainian scientists have presented a revolutionary water-fuelled engine for motor vehicles.

“This hybrid engine runs on a special kind of fuel – 2/3 water and 1/3 gasoline.” said the inventor, Serhiy Noskov.

Noskov maintains that this eco-fuel is currently suitable for older vehicles that do not require as much control and management as modern cars. People who have tried this engine say that their car is not as powerful, but it is quite economical and fuel efficient.

It costs 8000 UAH to change the old engine to the new water-fuelled model. Mass production of this hybrid engine is still being examined.

Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Source: znaj.ua

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  • Dagwood Bumstead

    I’m sceptical of this, to say the least. About 25 years ago I was involved in a trial of water injection into the fuel of marine diesel engines. The theory was that a small amount of water (about 0.5% if I remember correctly) in the fuel would improve combustion and thus make the engine more efficient; evaporation of the water to steam would result in better atomisation of the fuel. The tests were a complete failure, and no more was heard of this idea. So if 0.5% water didn’t work, how can 66.6% water work? Power depends on the amount of energy in the fuel, and if most of the fuel has gone then so has most of the energy, and thus most of the power.