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post #1 of 4 Old 09-28-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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do you have loads of glycerol laying around? I found a way to use mine up. I made a oil heater out of some old furnace parts and a well pressure tank. I put the glycerol in the tank, pressurize the tank to about 25 psi, run the glycerol through copper lines to a furnace burner/blower motor to heat my wvo in a 100 gallon drum prior to bio processing. the stuff burns clean and hot, just getting it lit requires a small soldering torch due to the high flash point of the glycerol. this works great for dewatering your wvo..

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sounds interesting. Do you have some pics of this setup? I would sure like to burn my glycerol to heat my oil vs using the electricty and a water heater element!

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you realy need to read this link..Acrolein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

from what I've been told from a very informed source burning glycerol at less than 1200* forms Acrolein gas which is basicly mustard gas and is very poisoness. I read through this link and decided that the electric heater realy didn't cost me that much

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you realy need to read this link..Acrolein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

from what I've been told from a very informed source burning glycerol at less than 1200* forms Acrolein gas which is basicly mustard gas and is very poisoness. I read through this link and decided that the electric heater realy didn't cost me that much


Whoa, good info! Good thing you caught that quickly haha


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