I used to water wash, but decided to give the dry wash a chance and try it. did a pretty basic redneck filtering system and setup and I can honestly tell you it's faster, and even though takes a little setup it's cheaper by FAR and the quality of my fuel has vastly improved. the faster part is the best I can wash a batch of fuel from taking it out of the settling tank to into my truck in under 2hrs instead of a week with water wash. (or more if it didn't go well)
We only ask for advice if we already know the answer but wish we didn't
I don't really want to dry wash, but I guess I should atleast check it out.
Figure I can do the wash and dry in the same tank.
OK, Let's check it out. Water-washing: If I follow most published directions I need to wash a MINIUM of 3 times with 30% water each time. If I want to make 90 gallons of bio I also now have 90 gallons of methanol contaminated water to dispose of. If everything doesn't work just right I now have an emulsion to deal with. If everything does go right with the wash I still have to heat the bio to drive off the suspended water.
Dry-washing with Magnesol: Drain glycerol, Mix in Magnesol for 30 min, Filter out Magnesol 1-2 hours, Use fuel.
We have learned to remove as much water before processing, why would you add water back into the fuel?
Water washing will ONLY remove water soluble compounds. It will not remove FFA's, or Glycerol.
Water-washing requires more time, energy, and disposal problems.
Magnesol is quick, economical, simple, and produces a WATER FREE FUEL.
Sorry...........It's a no brainer for me.
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