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What is the difference between Methanol and Gasoline?

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Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Oct 09, 2020

Methanol is around 20 percent more powerful, and it creates a safer alternative to gasoline. Methanol is challenging to obtain, and it can quickly become contaminated even from the moisture in the air. Gasoline engines produce 53,176 BTU’s of energy at 6,500rpm, while methanol engines produce 67,545 BTU’s energy at 6,500 rpm. Methanol is generated from natural gas, oil, and coal, while gasoline is drawn from petroleum.

Methanol is created from the intermingling of carbon monoxide and hydrogen and then transformed during a chemical process. Methanol is typically used as a fuel in internal combustion engines, while gas is used for tuning engine performance and lessening harmful exhaust emissions. Methanol is better for the environment, as it acts as a reducing agent for the ozone precursor emissions. The major drawback of methanol is that it is quite expensive.

The positive aspects of methanol are that it provides a swifter, easier performance, and are less likely to form ozone. Gasoline, compared to methanol, possess several key advantages. These include racing fuel, fuel consumption, corrosion, availability, corrosion, cooling systems, and water in the fuel. It does not necessitate as much space for fuel storage as opposed to methanol. Gasoline is also very convenient, as there seems to be a gas station at every corner. Methanol cars utilize more fuel. It should also be noted that methanol is poisonous, and you should never let it have contact with the skin. Unfortunately, the most significant disadvantage of gasoline is that it is not environmentally friendly.

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H. Jones

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H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Sep 15, 2020

Methanol and gasoline are used for different purposes. They are both poisonous and dangerous when they come in contact with the skin.

Methanol is very hard to get; they are produced from natural gas, oil, and coal .it is easily contaminated when it comes in contact with moisture in the air. The mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen are converted into methanol during a chemical process.it can also act as a substitute for gasoline. It is used as fuel for an internal combustion engine. Methanol can rust metals and soft materials in fuel systems.

Gasoline is derived from petroleum; gasoline engines produce 53,176 BTU of energy at 6500rpm.it is used as a solvent for diluting paints. Gasoline is lightweight here. It requires less fuel storage when compared to methanol. Gasoline is less powerful when compared to methanol. Gasoline is more combustible than gasoline.

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Yash Mathers

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Yash Mathers, Content Writer, Diploma in Literature, Austin,Texas

Answered May 05, 2020

Methanol is challenging to get, and it may be easily contaminated simply by the moisture in the air. Methanol is manufactured from natural gas: oil and coal, whereas gasoline, is obtained from petroleum. Methanol is used as a fuel in internal combustion engines, while gasoline is used for tuning engine performance or decreasing toxic exhaust emissions.

Gas is also used as a solvent for diluting paints. Methanol is used as a substitute for gasoline, but the substitution is costly. Methanol is also considered a reducing agent for the ozone precursor emissions, but it is expensive. Methanol vehicles offer better performance, and they are less prone to form ozone, but when compared to gasoline, methane is rather costly.

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