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Dear Kevin

Can Hydrocarbons mixture could be a application for automobile fuels?

Examples - Methane,Butane,Ethane,Pentane etc

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
Hi Prashant,

Any and every liquid or gas that can be burnt by ignition or compression (diesel action) has been used to fuel engins.
Alcohol  is used in drag racing.
Parafin in aircraft.
LPG (propane/butane) in cars.

Its all about cost, taxation and distribution.


Best wishes.
Kevin

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

Experience

Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

Organizations
Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Education/Credentials
Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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