Nowadays, having a car is a necessity. Aside from the convenience and the freedom to commute anywhere we need; it facilitates the transportation of many things. However, with the growing numbers of vehicles worldwide, the negative impact on our mother nature is also increasing. Cars are heavy Carbon emitters and air polluters. Thus, the experts developed a solution in the form of a Fuel Catalyst. This innovation can change the harmful compounds from an engine’s emissions into safe gases, like steam, and remove carbon build-up to reduce air pollution, greenhouse gases, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, particulates and soot. This innovation is actually very good, but there are many who question its effectiveness. Is it really effective, or is it just a hoax?
Fuel catalysts may be effective in reducing air pollution due to its ability to convert engine emissions into safe gases. But some claims are still unproven and are said to be hoaxes, such as its ability to remove impurities from the engine oil, remove harmful bacteria from the fuel, the car being energy efficient, can save fuel, etc. As of the moment there’s insufficient study yet to prove these claims.
What does a fuel catalyst do?
Fuel Catalyst completes the combustion process efficiently without altering the fuel properties.
Fuel Catalyst works in petrol and diesel engine vehicles. They are said to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. It completes the combustion process efficiently without altering the fuel properties by removing a build-up of carbon in old engines and preventing carbon from forming in new engines. Complete combustion reduces toxic emissions, such as greenhouse gases, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, particulates, and soot. And because it prevents carbon build-up and stubborn deposits inside your engine, it also prevents any undesirable downtime for your car.
Does a Fuel Catalyst really work?
Some studies claim that Fuel Catalyst really works.
There are limited studies that prove Fuel Catalyst really works. A study of Advanced Power Systems International, Inc. (APSI) about Fitch Fuel Catalyst technology was validated by the SUIB Institute at the University of Connecticut, which claims that it is true. They have induced Fitch Fuel Catalyst in the fuels and proven that Fitch Fuel Catalyst technology produced four positive molecular changes that can reformulate fuel to provide more potential energy. Several more independent studies reported positive improvements in performance and emissions after treating fuels with Fuel Catalyst.
Is Fuel Catalyst a hoax?
Fuel Catalyst is not entirely a hoax
We cannot say that Fuel Catalysts is a hoax. Some claims are true and proven by studies, and some are not. In fact, some studies funded by a grant from the United States Department of Energy confirmed Fuel Catalyst works, and data showed an improved energy yield per unit of fuel.
They have proven in their studies that fuel catalysts form two chemical reactions, where few hydrogen atoms are selectively removed and redistributed from the gasoline component to produce larger hydrocarbon or add oxygen to the hydrocarbon component to form oxygenates. This reaction resulted in enhanced combustion from the hydrocarbon fuel feedstock, which increases fuel economy.
Why does people say Fuel Catalyst a hoax?
Due to some unfamiliar claims about Fuel Catalyst, people say it’s a hoax
Some people say Fuel Catalyst is a hoax, depending on their actual experience with the product, or they may have set wrong expectations. In addition, there are unfamiliar claims about Fuel Catalyst, such as removing harmful bacteria, ensuring longer engine life, promising to reduce fuel consumption, etc.
Although it can improve fuel economy and reduce carbon built up, Fuel Catalyst is never a guarantee that your engine will last longer, or you can save money from fuel. There are a lot of factors to consider when talking about the life cycle of your engine. Thus, fuel Catalyst alone cannot ensure that your car will not be damaged.
Some infamous examples of fuel catalyst hoaxes
Fuel Catalyst can kill bacteria
Microbes affect the fuel and additives, which may cause problems such as sludge formation, fouling, and corrosion. There are several claims that fuel catalysts can kill these bacteria. However, it is never proven. The only thing that can eliminate these microorganisms is diesel fuel biocide.
Fuel Catalyst can repair your engine.
Repair is not possible with a fuel catalyst. Although, fuel catalysts can extend the life of an engine due to the decreased carbon build-up on your engine. For repair, it is still best to go to the shop or local car mechanic.
Fuel Catalyst reduces fuel consumption.
Fuel catalyst is known to reduce emissions and carbon build-up, but it cannot change your driving behavior that influences fuel consumption.
Most common feedback of customers against Fuel Catalyst?
Most of the comments about Fuel Catalyst are positive. But there are few reviews online questioning its effectiveness. Some say there is no noticeable difference in MPG, and the effects are inconclusive. There are also complaints about the fitting to the gas tank, specifically in the 2014 Kawasaki Voyager. Nevertheless, the public approved this innovation.