Internal Combustion Engine
What is Internal Combustion Engine?
Internal combustion engine are mostly common used for mobile propulsion in vehicles and portable machinery. In mobile equipment, internal combustion is advantageous in human life since it can provide high power to weight ratios together with excellent fuel energy density. Generally using fossil fuel (mainly petroleum), these engines have appeared in transport in almost all vehicles. Example: automobiles, trucks, motorcycle and boats etc.
History of The Internal Combustion Engine and how it was created.
Various scientists and engineers contributed to the development of internal combustion engines. In 1791, John Barber developed a turbine. In 1794 Thomas Mead patented a gas engine. Also in 1794 Robert Street patented an internal combustion engine, which was also the first to use liquid fuel, and built an engine around that time. In 1798, John Stevens built the first American internal combustion engine. In 1807, Swiss engineer Francois Isaac de Rivaz built an internal combustion engine ignited by electric spark. In 1823, Samuel Brown patented the first internal combustion engine to be applied industrially.
There are few interesting facts of Internal combustion engine. Cars engine have more than just one piston and value. As air moves into the engine, it goes through an air filter that gets rid of dirt and dust. Also when a spark plug lights the gas on fire, it moves the pistons.
Risks and Benefits of Internal Combustion Engine.
Some risks and benefits of Internal combustion engine. Risks of Internal combustion engine is, when fuels are burned or combusted, a large number of chemicals are produced and emitted into the air. In fact, fuel consumption contributes greatly to air pollution as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Benefits of internal combustion engine are, a large part of Canada's direct energy needs are met through the combustion of fuels such as gasoline, oil and natural gas. We use fuels to power our transportation, fire our power plants and heat our homes. Most petroleum-derived fuels, like gasoline or diesel, are a complex mixture of substances known as hydrocarbons and can contain additional chemicals known as fuel additives. Other fuels-promoted as alternatives to traditional fossil fuels-include propane, methanol and biofuels, which are derived from a form of biological matter such as corn or canola oil. Different point of view of internal combustion engine are, commerical transportionn fuels are complex mixture containing hundreds or thousands of chemical components, whose composition has evolved considerably during the past 100 years.
Impact of society.
Negative Impact: Although the name says "internal" combustion engine, this only means the combustion of gas occurs on the inside of the engine. Harmful gases are still released into the atmosphere. this pollution is caused by the in completion of the combustion of some carbonaceous fuels. Therefore, after a while, the pollution adds up to come back and harm humans
Positive Impact: The I.C.E is very efficient and cheap. the engine not only helped innvote the car, but also other machines, aircraft and vehicles, ideas build upon one another to create new and improved inventions, and internal combustion engine was a strong basis for the future
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