China to Explore and Set its Independent Fuel Standards – Application Research on MAZ Fuel Additive 2004-01-2938
MAZ is a fuel additive designed to reduce tailpipe emissions. It was developed by Magnum Environmental Technologies, Inc., and is covered by US Patent Number 6319294. The patent for MAZ is protected in about 120 countries around the world. Its main components are a combination of nitroparaffins. MAZ exhibits high heat value, excellent carbon deposit prevention, lubricity and high chemical reactivity that results in the development of free radicals in the course of the combustion process. This, in turn, initiates a chain reaction providing more complete combustion. This results in lower tail pipe emissions and fuel economy. Further, MAZ has low water solubility, is biodegradable and contains no metallic substances making it environmentally friendly. Aside from tests currently underway in the USA, Singapore and Indonesia, China has completed applications testing with leading authorities. Although tests were conducted in different countries using different fuels and car models, test results were consistent. This has confirmed the effectiveness of MAZ as an additive that reduces fuel consumption and tail pipe emissions. In particular, it is especially effective with high olefin content fuels in China. This now makes it possible for China to explore and set its own independent fuel standards.
Guo Yiming, Felix Lim, Cai Ruibing, Qie Weizhou, Wu Mingding
Highway Scientific Research Institute, The China Ministry of Communications, Maz Energy Pte Ltd., South China University of Technology, Beijing Weilan Weiye Technology & Development Co., Ltd., Federal Capital Investment Ltd.
2004 Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & Exhibition
SI Engine Performance and Additives, Gasoline Engine Cold Start, and Direct Injection-SP-1895