Friday, October 25, 2013

Mk6 Turk-Retort test run

The new retort produced 130 liters (US34gallon/UK28gallon) in testing 24October2013. The feedstock was a mixture of waste mineral oils. Run time was 13 hours. There were numerous problems but I have a clear path for development. A much higher yield than the 10 liters per hour should easily be attainable. The computer shown in the video shows the graphic interface for the PID monitoring and adjustment which controls the heating. The viewing port is made in the workshop and uses 16mm borosilicate (Pyrex) glass. It provides a fantastic view of the drip rate.
 
Fuel sample