A Green Tech Sermon for Today

In the name of God The All Knowing, The Almighty, The Most Gracious, The Most Benevolent and Forgiving...

[I was asked to display my intelligence in order to respond to some Trolls that I normally ignore since I have labelled them as TIME WASTERS and also PROFITABILITY SIPHONING ELEMENTS. But for the sake of our Brothers and Sisters in the OTG sphere... I will try my best to display a little intelligence to counter the Trolls offensive on us and the cause we are fighting for. I will try hard not to display the scope our mind works... The size of our mind is not the issue at all... It's the size of our hearts to see this mission fulfilled.]

At any rate, Here goes nothing:

Let's talk about Microns and Nano Sizes:

Prefix Measurement Scientific Notation
Kilo- 1000 m 1 x 103 m
Hecta- 100 m 1 x 102 m
Deka- 10 m 1 x 101 m
BASE 1 m 1 x100 m
Deci- 0.1m 1 x 10-1m
Centi- 0.01 m 1 x 10-2 m
Milli- 0.001m 1 x 10-3 m
Micro- 0.000001 m 1 x 10-6 m
Nano- 0.000000001 m 1 x 10-9 m
Pico- 0.000000000001 m 1 x 10-12 m
Femto- 0.000000000000001 m 1 x 10-15 m

How big is a nanometer?

A nanometer (nm) is 1,000 times smaller than a micrometer. It is equal to 1/1,000,000,000th or one-billionth of a meter. When things are this small, you can't see them with your eyes, or a light microscope. Objects this small require a special tool called a scanning probe microscope. ( Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) is a branch of microscopy that forms images of surfaces using a physical probe that scans the specimen. An image of the surface is obtained by mechanically moving the probe in a raster scan of the specimen, line by line, and recording the probe-surface interaction as a function of position. SPM was founded with the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope in 1981.
Many scanning probe microscopes can image several interactions simultaneously. The manner of using these interactions to obtain an image is generally called a mode. The resolution varies somewhat from technique to technique, but some probe techniques reach a rather impressive atomic resolution. They owe this largely to the ability of piezoelectric actuators to execute motions with a precision and accuracy at the atomic level or better on electronic command. One could rightly call this family of techniques "piezoelectric techniques". The other common denominator is that the data are typically obtained as a two-dimensional grid of data points, visualized in false color as a computer image. )

All these things are on the nanometer scale: Virus (30-50 nm), DNA (2.5 nm), buckyballs (~1 nm in diameter), CNT (~1 nm in diameter).

[Nowadays - Nano Technology is so abused and mis-used as a marketing tool Buzzword. We did use the same line but not as to advertise or promote the GTP. We are confident to use this unit of scale since Liquid Science is in fact much smaller in size when we talk about it's true molecular forms. How can we measure liquid in it's broken down size?... We can't. We can only measure the ppm of it's broken down hydrocarbons and other light to heavy metals in it if it does have them. In it's virgin form, it has Anti-viral properties... If it does, this only means it has molecules much smaller than a virus since it is able to penetrate into the viral structure - How about that?! - No wonder, that a drop of GTO could disperse a heavily contaminated black oil stain on your oil filler cap. - Makes perfect sense doesn't it?]

TAN and TBN Oil Analysis
What are they and why are they important ?

TAN oil analysis

A common misconception is that a TAN oil analysis is used to determine the acidic strength of an oil. Actually, TAN oil testing is used to find out the amount of acidic components present within the oil, i.e. the acidic concentration. To put this into context, a single molecule of animal fat would give the same TAN reading as a single molecule of hydrochloric acid, even though hydrochloric acid is by far the most corrosive of the two. Indeed, the acid present within a synthetic turbo oil is about the same strength as household vinegar!

TAN Oil analysis is crucial to maintaining the mechanical integrity of equipment and to prevent internal damage to components. An oil's TAN will increase with the passage of time or if exposed to high running temperatures - the oil becomes oxidised (high temperatures cause oil molecules react with the oxygen within the air). Oxidation severely affects an oil's ability to protect internal components and can also affect the viscosity.

In synthetic turbo oils, hydrolysis (a chemical reaction involving water) can also cause an increase in the TAN, especially when the oil is subject to heat.

[This is where and when GTF Booster comes in.]

The TAN is defined as the weight (in milligrams) of a standard base (e.g. potassium hydroxide, KOH) that's required to neutralise all of the acidic components within the oil. Its unit is mg KOHg-1 (milligrams of KOH per gram).

An initial decrease in TAN is no cause for concern - some of the lighter acid compounds present within the oil when it was manufactured will evaporate away which will in turn reduce the TAN.

TBN oil analysis

Oils are continually exposed to acidic compounds which cause the oil to turn more acidic. This is particularly true of crankcase oils. In an attempt to combat this problem, manufacturers give the oil a 'reserve alkalinity' which is designed to 'cancel out' any acidity which forms in the oil during use. The TBN determines how effective the battle will be against any acids formed during the combustion process. A higher TBN means the oil has more reserve alkalinity available which can be used to reduce the corrosive effects of acids.

A low TBN can also reduce the detergency of an oil and can therefore lead to fouling within the crankcase.

As a general rule of thumb, if the TBN is measured at 2.0mg KOH g-1 or less, or if it's 50% of the virgin oil TBN, the oil is considered unfit for engine protection and there is a risk that corrosion could take place. The use of a high sulphur fuel will decrease the TBN at a faster rate due to the increased formation of sulphuric acid.

[For those who are LESS INFORMED; you may refer to the Used Oil analysis Reports done on GTO virgin oil and used oil after 80,000 kms on a Toyota Innova in India] 

[For the last time, before anyone gets to eat my time to respond on nitpickings... please do your homework. - We have done ours.]

[As much as possible... I would prefer to Keep things as simple as possible... borrowing our Bro PDexx line; WHAT IS SIMPLE IS WISE! WHAT IS COMPLEX IS NOT GENIUS!"]

If this war of words and wits should escalate any further - I will have to ask our GEEK SQUAD to come in and take care of you.

For the meantime... May God Bless Us and Guide Us All into the righteous path... and not into the path of the wicked.


If you can't be part of the solution - at least TRY NOT TO BE PART OF THE PROBLEM.

GTP Proponent
Planet Earth

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Notes to ponder

NASA claims that the government could slow down worldwide global warming by cutting down on soot emissions. Studies by NASA show that cutting down on soot would not only have an immediate cooling effect, but would also put a stop to many of the deaths caused by air pollution. When soot is formed, it typically travels through the air absorbing and releasing solar radiation which in turn begins to warm the atmosphere. Cutting soot emissions would be an immediate help against global warming, as the soot would quickly fall out of the atmosphere and begin to cool it down.

Cutting back on soot emissions would buy us time in our fight against global warming. Soot is caused by the partial burning of fossil fuels, wood and vegetation. Soot is known to contain over forty different cancer causing chemicals, and a complete cut would offer untold health benefits worldwide.

Environmental conservation has always been a topic for lengthy discussions, but up until recent times, global warming and climate changes were vague subjects, with no hard proof. Not surprisingly, the previous lack of attention to these issues have created a very gloomy outlook on our future. So, considering all this, what could be the biggest contributor to climate changes through global warming? Transportation - the man-made iron horses, flying machines and sea monsters, so to speak.

The question we have now is how green is our transportation? The majority of the worlds' vehicles are fueled by oil (petrol, diesel and kerosene). Even if they rely on electricity, the stations used to generate this electricity use fossil fuels for power! Excluding vehicle manufacture, transportation is responsible for 14% of the artificially created greenhouse emissions, mostly carbondioxide.

Automobiles, trains and planes are all responsible for this problem, but cars are the highest impact-makers. They release approximately six times more carbondioxide than a plane and seven times more than sea vessels.

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is somewhat difficult to define because many air pollutants, at low concentrations, are essential nutrients for the sustainable development of ecosystems. So, air pollution could be defined as:A state of the atmosphere, which leads to the exposure of human beings and/or ecosystems to such high levels or loads of specific compounds or mixtures thereof, that damage is caused. With very few exceptions, all compounds that are considered air pollutants have both natural as well as human-made origins.

Air pollution is not a new phenomenon; in Medieval times, the burning of coal was forbidden in London while Parliament was in session. Air pollution problems have dramatically increased in intensity as well as scale due to the increase in emissions since the Industrial Revolution.