American Bottler Volume 42

American Bottler Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...which it could use the higher fuel. The relatively high prices of all these liquids and their troublesome use, as well as their scarcity at the present time, prevent them from coming into universal use, although in special cases they may prove to be just the right thing. All kinds of "dopes" have from time to time been put on the market as carbon removers, boosters, etc., and all kinds of claims have been made regarding the performance of those compounds. Some were going to take the place of gasoline; others would nearly double the mileage and reduce enormously the cost of running a machine, and so on. And naturally, in spite of their slight cost, they have been put on the market at exorbitant prices. As carbon removers most of them are fairly good, although too costly, but their other qualities exist too often only in the dreams of their promoters, and this is probably the reason why most of them are not quite successful, commerciall, and sooner or later die of oblivion. Alcohol, when mixed with either gasoline, engine distillate or benzol, makes a very efficient carbon remover, or rather a carbon preventive. One of its derivatives, ethyl oxide, or ether, is also a substance which gives a clean combustion and, moreover, possesses a very low boiling point, about 35 to 36 deg. C. for the commercial product, which is much lower than that of gasoline. It mixes in all proportions with alcohol and possesses the remarkable property of being soluble in the petroleum hydrocarbons and of increasing the solubility of alcohol in those same bodies. Gasoline and distillate behave much the same in regard to alcohol, ether and their mixtures; they dissolve about 5 per cent of alcohol at ordinary temperature, while alcohol dissolves nearly more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981219
  • 9781236981219