(PublicWire) — MagneGas Corporation (OTCBB: MNGA) , a producer of a metal working fuel and natural gas alternative made from liquid waste, announced today that the emissions from MagneGas(TM) are lower than that of propane in live industrial fuel use, indicating a second potential application for its fuel in the future.
The Company converted a standard propane forklift to MagneGashttp://www.publicwire.com/category/energy/(TM) and compared its emissions during normal operations against those measured while propane was in use. Across all primary metrics, MagneGas(TM) proved to be markedly superior (please see below for a numerical comparison). Additionally encouraging was the ease of conversion — the Company had only to replace the pressure tank, lines, regulator and gauges to comparably fuel the forklift; all other remaining engine components remained the same. The same MagneGas(TM) used for the metal working market can be used for forklifts and other automotive applications, allowing industrial and manufacturing facilities to use MagneGas(TM) for several different uses with significantly cleaner emissions.
“While we must first achieve fuel production economies of scale to actively pursue the industrial fuel application, we have achieved a watershed moment in demonstrating that MagneGas(TM) burns demonstrably cleaner than propane — a fuel already considered to be a ‘cleaner’ option,” stated MagneGas President Richard Connelly. “This successful environmental impact analysis opens to us a market equal to or greater than the metal working industry. While metal working remains for now our primary pursuit, we have the proof necessary to actively develop our fuel as an alternative to propane across industrial fuel applications.”
- Emissions Comparison — Propane vs. MagneGas(TM)(1)
- Hydrocarbons: Propane – 3,017 parts per million (PPM); MagneGas(TM) – 3 PPM
- Carbon Monoxide: Propane – 0.29%; MagneGas(TM) – 0.01%
- Oxygen: Propane – 12.1%; MagneGas(TM) – 15.3%
- Carbon Dioxide: Propane – 6.4%; MagneGas(TM) – 3.8%
- Oxides of Nitrogen: Propane – 511 PPM; MagneGas(TM) – 46 PPM
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About MagneGas Corporation (www.magnegas.com) Founded in 2007, Tampa-based MagneGas Corporation /quotes/comstock/11k!mnga (MNGA 0.10, +0.01, +11.11%) is the producer of MagneGas(TM), a natural gas alternative and metal working fuel made from liquid waste such as sewage, sludge, manure and certain industrial and oil based liquid wastes. The Company’s patented Plasma Arc Flow(TM) process gasifies liquid waste, creating a clean burning fuel that is essentially interchangeable with natural gas, but with lower green house gas emissions. MagneGas(TM) can be used for metal cutting, cooking, heating or powering bi fuel automobiles.
(1) Without use of catalytic converter; under proper combustion MagneGas(TM) contains no appreciable Carbon Monoxide.
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