Quick n dry

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Quick n dry

Postby tubular031 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:06 pm

http://utahbiodieselsupply.com/quikndri.php

Anyone use this stuff? My budy was telling me about it this weekend. Sounds like the best thing since sliced bread! Could be be so simple? could I just open my x100 filter housing and dump in some of these beads and have the perfect water removal system?
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Re: Quick n dry

Postby John Galt » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:09 pm

tubular031 wrote:Anyone use this stuff?
yes...................
Many have found that it performs as advertised when used as directed at the Q&D website. How well it works in specific applications can only be determined by testing with your fuel.
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Postby tubular031 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:26 pm

Is it good for removing emulsified water also?

This stuff sounds awesome! I am going to order some and try it out!
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Postby John Galt » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:07 pm

tubular031 wrote:Is it good for removing emulsified water also?

supposedly....
It removes the water that tests positive to various water tests. I don't know if the water was suspended, dissolved, bonded or emulsified.
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Postby Sith_Slayer » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:52 pm

tubular031 wrote:
This stuff sounds awesome! I am going to order some and try it out!


Tube, so did you get a chance to order any & test it yet? Anyone else taken the plunge?
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Postby tubular031 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:39 pm

Not yet. Been out of town for a week now.

My plan is to take an open top barrel of oil that fails the pan test and dip one or 2 sock filters with QnD in them in to the oil. then run a dual fish bubbler in the barrel for 24 hours and test again. I know QnD is not rated to work like this, but what the heck, Im going to try it out :) I am probably going to put a water heater element in there also to put some heat in the oil. between the heat, bubbles, and QnD, the oil should dry well (at least that is what I am shooting for!!)
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Postby John Galt » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:02 am

It seems odd that someone wouldn't use a simple inexpensive column for the Q&D correctly as the manufacturer intended it, rather than a more complicated system which may or may not work with or without the Q&D. If the oil does not come out dry will they blame the Q&D?

Q&D is intended for use with clean VO or BD in a flow through column for final drying. In that application it works remarkably well.

Using Q&D on dirty wet "WVO" would be like using good champagne to get pigs drunk. If that's one's goal then there are easier, less expensive ways to do it.
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Postby tubular031 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:34 am

I dont like the column idea since the maker told me it should only go at a drip pace. that is too slow for me. I am looking for other ways to make it work. I pitched my idea at them and they said it may work but if it does not dont cry at them. I agreed.

I have had pretty good luck with the frybird stil so far. But am looking for other ways or better ways to do it. remember, once I find something that works, i like to tinker so I look for other ways to do it. I just like to play with things! If my idea works or not, I dont care too much, I am just as happy tinkering with things!
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Postby zoochy » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:55 pm

Nothing funnier than a drunken pig!

Seems to me that water laden oil should be heavier than dry oil (hence why the up-flow setting system works so well). Therefore if one had a mess bag full of these Q&D crystals at the bottom of an oil drum, it should take up most of the water over time.

Does anybody else find it frustrating that this Canadian product does not have a distributor based in Canada?

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Postby John Galt » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:32 pm

zoochy wrote:Nothing funnier than a drunken pig!
... or trying to teach one to sing

Seems to me that water laden oil should be heavier than dry oil (hence why the up-flow setting system works so well). Therefore if one had a mess bag full of these Q&D crystals at the bottom of an oil drum, it should take up most of the water over time.

Why bother, just leave the wet sludge in the bottom of the barrel and pump it out from time to time.

To use Q&D most effectively, put a Q&D column on the output of an upflow system. The manufacturer is correct in recommending a slow flow rate for optimal water absorption. The flow rate through a properly configured upflow system is ideally matched to the optimal flow through a Q&D column.

Does anybody else find it frustrating that this Canadian product does not have a distributor based in Canada?
http://biodiesel.coorga.com/order.php
No, I simply ordered Q&D from Coorga directly.
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