What do i add to my alcohol fuel for my flamethrower, to make the flames brighter? Answered
Hi Im working on a flamethrower which is turning out pretty well, the only issue is, since im using alcohol as the fuel, the flames are pretty much invisible, i was wondering what i could add to increase the carbon content. Normally ide experiment with adding a little gasoline, or diesel to it, but i have to be careful with my pump, its made from either ABS or PLA, and for some reason everyone on ebay who sells them are very sketchy, ive bought 4 in the past and only the last one ever arrived.
Anyway, what can i add to my fuel to make its flame more visible?
Fortunately my flamethrower does not leak at all so its safe to move up from alcohol to something with a higher burning temp.
What can i add that will not dissolve the plastic, increase flame brightness, and not increase the burn temp too much.
Before hydrocarbons, are there any salts or chemicals i can dissolve into the alcohol to do this? i beleive i can dilute the alcohol a bit with water so it will take sodium, but will that have any significant effect?
The sun is pretty bright here so alcohol flames are invisible, gasoline flames however are very visible in contrast.