CONSEQUENCES

ADVANTAGES

Like any technology, the ELPS has both positive and negative consequences. The advantages of the ELPS are apparent. Fats that are usually thrown away may now be put to use, therefore decreasing our general waste output. Furthermore, instead of the environmentally disruptive practice of drilling for crude oil, civilization would look to itself for sources of fuel. An added bonus towards overall global efficiency is resource management. Nitric acid and glycerol are relatively safe to transport when compared to flammable gasoline and do not require pressure vessels and intricate loading mechanisms to move. Also, gas prices would not be subject to demand but rather only to inflation, reducing the frequency of fuel hikes. Gas stations are easily modified to supply the new fuels. Besides this, emissions from the exhaust are non-toxic compounds including carbon dioxide, nitrogen gas, oxygen gas and water vapour. Gasoline driven engines require a catalytic converter to make safe the nitrogenous oxides created from burning the fuel. Moreover, the carbon dioxide output of the engine is further reduced by the CO2 Fixator, tremendously increasing its fuel-recycling potential. Finally, the best part of the ELPS is that it only uses the internal combustion engine half the time. This suggests that the other half of the time, one is driving around for free (at the expense of electricity stored). Environmentally, this is very sound and offers a cleaner alternative to modern day vehicles.

DISADVANTAGES

Yet the disadvantages of the ELPS cannot be ignored. Dealing with nitroglycerine is quite dangerous and unpredictable; therefore, a very precise and safety-oriented system of mechanics must be involved to make sure that no serious explosions would result from a crash. An auto shut off trigger and defection detectors must be developed to cut off fuel production as soon as something is out of place, such as a crack in the cylinder or the use of emergency braking. Also, an electric motor is not very powerful and some performance qualities are given up at lower speeds, Yet, how much of it depends on the battery capacity and turbine output. Because of this, the full potential of the ELPS cannot be put to use in large-scale transportation, such as buses and trains; it becomes efficient and safe only up to a certain size of vehicle. Likewise, the ELPS cannot be outfitted in too compact a car since it is quite bulky in size. Initial costs in development are also a factor towards building a new technology as well as implementing it for the market. Current car companies will have to cooperate with academia in order to make the process of realizing this technology shorter.