Engine Decarbonization and Emissions Reduction
When an engine is new it is usually very efficient. This means that when gasoline is injected into the piston chamber more of it is consumed during combustion than in an older engine. However, internal combustion engines are not very efficient, which means the fuel that is not consumed is transformed into carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) emissions. In the new engine the key word is “carbon,” because the carbon also begins to build up inside the combustion chamber (cylinder walls, the top of the piston, head, and exposed parts of the valves). This process is called “agglomeration,” which means forming a mass from particles that retains its individuality. The more carbon that builds up over time the less efficient the engine becomes. As the engine becomes less and less efficient it produces more and more unburned fuel or CO and HC, which speeds up the agglomeration.
The catalytic converter is responsible for burning CO and HC before they leave the exhaust and enter the atmosphere. In addition, in many new model vehicles part of the exhaust is recirculated to give the engine a second chance at burning these harmful deposits. Unfortunately, over time the catalytic converter and other systems in many vehicles lose efficiency and the engine exhausts more and more pollution.
RxP is formulated to attach all the different molecules in the fuel together during combustion. This causes gasoline to burn more completely in the combustion chamber and at the same time it begins a “de-carbonization” process. This de-carbonization is the opposite of the agglomeration process. De-carbonization results in the reduction of CO and HC being exhausted and thus reduces emissions.
The following graph demonstrates how RxP affects the average engine. As soon as RxP is added, the fuel begins to burn more efficiently. Then, after only a few minutes, the de-carbonization process starts to occur, cleaning the combustion chamber. This releases the carbon deposits into the exhaust system and causes the emissions to increase, but after only a few minutes the emissions begin a steady decline downward. Once the combustion chamber is completely de-carbonized the emissions readings will remain low. Regular use of RxP will ensure a more efficient operating engine.
Within the first few minutes the emissions drop dramatically, but then begin to increase as the engine is being decarbonized. After the de-carbonization process is completed the emissions begin a steady decline as the carbon deposits are exhausted.
* Actual length of time varies depending on the condition of the engine.