Byline: Ongoing research into emissions reduction shows promise.
St. Petersburg, Florida, 04/18/00 – RxP Products, Inc. President, Don Woodward, reports tests conducted by the U.S. Air Force show significant reduction in particulate emissions using technology his company bottles and sells as a fuel additive.
Particulate emissions are a toxic air contaminant. Such emissions from diesel and jet engines contain minute particles that adhere to the lining of the lungs. These tiny particles are difficult to expel and can lead to serious health effects, including cancer and other respiratory diseases.
A fuel additive sold under the brand name, RxP, could significantly reduce these dangerous pollutants according to recent findings.
“Tests conducted by the AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY showed a fifty-two percent (52%) reduction in particulates at cruise power,” says inventor Dean F. Johnson. “These tests were conducted using an advanced combustor simulator.”
Since jet engines spend ninety percent (90%) of their time at cruise the reductions in particulates in the atmosphere is notable.
Captain Rob Mantz, who oversaw the tests at the Air Force test facilities at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, points out that the reduction in particulates is interesting as the jet engine is already quite clean compared to other engines.
According to Johnson, the Air Force test coincides with tests conducted on railroad engines last year that showed a seventy-one percent (71%) reduction in particulates and a sixty-five percent (65%) reduction in oxides of nitrogen (NOx). The reduction in NOx emissions has a direct effect on cleaning up air pollution. The effects of sunlight interacting with NOx in the atmosphere causes the formation of smog.
“When the funding becomes available the Air Force plans to conduct further tests on RxP,” says Johnson.
Ongoing tests being conducted by a retired naval office, Mark Sherman, now president of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association (CJAA), have also been positive.
“In an F104 with a J79 engine we have eliminated smoking and recorded an average eight percent (8%) savings in fuel. This is a significant savings in a jet engine,” says Sherman.
RxP Gas Kicker, which is made using the same technology, is sold at one of the nation’s largest auto parts chains – AutoZone Auto Parts Stores, according to Woodward.
“RxP has gained a reputation with the consumer, not only as a way to pass a mandatory emissions test,” says Woodward, “but also to clean out a dirty engine. Each bottle we sell helps clean the air.” Johnson and Woodward say the goal is to put the technology in every gallon of fuel used in the world.
Johnson also claims the technology would make a viable replacement for MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), the fuel additive mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was touted to significantly reduce automobile emissions. The EPA recently announced that MTBE would be phased out over concerns of contaminating water supplies around the country.