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HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A TIRE GASIFIER?

How would you make a gasifier to convert tires (a petroleum-based product) to fuel to run your car 
(and of course you would put a wet scrubber on the exhaust to limit damage to the environment)
just wondering if it was possible i put the wood gasifier picture there because thats how i understand it and want to know if the same concept is possible with tires if you look up "the colony"
look up season one they make a wood gasifier and do a good job explaining it 


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ramviswam3 years ago
I HAVE DEVELOPED A PATENTED TECHNOLOGY WHERE YOU CAN CONVERT WASTE TYRE INTO FUEL OIL AND FURTHER DISTILLATION PEOCESS YIELD HIGH CALORIFIC VALUE FUELS 10200 K.CALS/LTR
orksecurity3 years ago
There are certainly huge piles of tires in landfills and junkyards which pose a serious fire hazard. If someone can economically and safely recycle them, there would seem to be a market for that process.

(Actually, the most promising approach I've seen is a process which turns ground-up tires into paving material for highways. It produces a _very_ nice surface to drive on, and from the tests in our area it seems to be pretty durable. The biggest problem is that the standard road paints don't stick to it, and they're still looking for a good way to put stripes down that will survive more than a season. )

One of the problems with tyres is going to be the production of dioxins in the output gas. Dioxins can be destroyed in the right conditions though

Looks like these guys can do it.
NachoMahma3 years ago
.  I doubt if you will get near as many BTUs out of the tires as you would from wood. A lot of what makes up a tire is steel (doesn't burn and you have to dispose of it) and Carbon (doesn't burn as well as hydrocarbons and it clogs up everything). Tires might work well as solid boiler feed, but I don't think it will work well with an car engine. YMMV.
.  A wet scrubbing system sounds like a terrible idea for a car. There's a lot of weight, you will be pumping very dirty water which is hard on impellers and seals, &c. Then you have to dispose of some very nasty waste water. Assuming you are getting a good burn in the engine, a catalytic converter should handle it.
Kiteman3 years ago
As far as I am aware, all gasifiers are the same in principle; a raw material is "cooked", driving off useful flammable gases.

Difference in design are usually down to handling the input material, such as screw-feeds for powders, or big doors to throw in logs.

Build your gasifier along the lines of the others on the site, tweaking it to match you tyres, and give it a go.