Most conventional fuel additives are predominantly hydrocarbon based - derived from petroleum sources. IFT's revolutionary formulations currently rely about 1/3 upon the unique physical chemical properties of renewable feed stocks.
When IFT's dynamic additives are blended with gasoline and distillate-based fuels, the performance and make-up of the finished fuel are positively enhanced without affecting the fuels' standard specifications. The improved combustion, added lubricity, detergency and co-solvency of the additized fuel are proven to deliver:
IFT has worked diligently to create a series of different formulations, DiesoLiFT™10, DiesoLiFT™EM1, GasoLiFT™10, and KeroLiFT™10, enabling these key scientific principles to be applied across a broad range of end uses, ranging from marine and land transportation to stationary power generators.
In addition, the effectiveness of IFT's additives has been repeatedly confirmed through testing at many independent performance laboratories, including the world-renowned Southwest Research Institute in the United States and mi Technology Facilities in the United Kingdom.
With respect to biodiesel stability, the complex composition of DiesoLiFT™BD-series protects a host of biodiesel from different origins, in the short and long term, against oxidation, and controls deposit formation, which can be harmful to engines.
Surfactants (surface active agents) are a class of chemical compounds, which share properties of soaps and detergents. Their main characteristic of interest is that their chemical structures contain regions, which have affinities for different chemical environments.
For instance, the oleophobic region of the molecule does not want to be in an oily environment, while the oleophilic region of the molecule has an affinity towards oily environments.
Due to their dual-affinity character, surfactants align themselves so that each region of their structure is in its preferred chemical environment. This means that surfactants often settle in boundaries or interfaces between different chemical environments or phases.
When surfactant molecules are present in a mass of hydrocarbon fuel, they align themselves with their oleophobic (polar) regions together, with their oleophilic hydrocarbon tails pointing out into the mass of hydrocarbon fuel. The stable structure formed is called a micelle.
The dual affinity characteristics of surfactants account for many of the beneficial effects of IFT's fuel enhancing additive formulations, including: