Oxidising agents

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    Adam Sugden

      I was curious what people thought of the idea of using an oxidizing agent to make the fire burn hotter and cleaner.

      Depending on the chosen agent it can be added to the fire in different ways.

      Solids could be added as part of the fuel in the case of manufactured briquettes or as separate briquettes by themselves.

      Liquids and compressed gas sprays may be an easier option to manage. Chris Newman mentioned the Romanians spraying fuel oil on their locomotive. These could for example be switched on when the regulator was fully open and the maximum amount of heat is needed.

      There are lots of chemicals to choose from each with its own merits and drawbacks.

      Would this have too large an effect on fuel efficency?

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