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Old 09-22-2011, 07:49 PM
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Someone recently asked me about the whole WVO thing and asked what happens if sugar or other soluble impurites get in the WVO. We filter for particulates and some use centrifuges which helps get out water, but what about other impurities? Are diesel engines just tough enough to deal with it? Does sugar even make much difference in diesel fuel compared to gasoline?
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:26 PM
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Sugar and salt are not oil soluble. Oil is not capable of breaking the chemical bonds due to it's non-polar molecular makeup.

In other words, they can be filtered out using mechanical processes.

Things that are soluble will burn, or are not going to exist in a food environment (i.e. hexane). I suppose someone might dump a bottle of everclear into the fryer, but in that case, the oil would actually become dissolved by the Ethanol, not the other way around.

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Sugar and salt are not oil soluble. Oil is not capable of breaking the chemical bonds due to it's non-polar molecular makeup.

In other words, they can be filtered out using mechanical processes.

Things that are soluble will burn, or are not going to exist in a food environment (i.e. hexane). I suppose someone might dump a bottle of everclear into the fryer, but in that case, the oil would actually become dissolved by the Ethanol, not the other way around.

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This is good news. I can tell my daughters to keep on deep-fryin' those cinnamon buns! Cool....
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