Iciano - Interesting - Thanks for bringing water/diesel fuel mixtures to the forum, I had never heard of it before and it prompted me to do the research. Your neighbor is right ... although it isn't described in the literature as something to stir up in your driveway. In Germany they are testing Aquazole- a mixture of about 15% water and 85% diesel, the process is to combine micro droplets of water into the oil distillate. Although not Argentine ... in Australia it is claimed that a mixture of 40% water to 60% diesel is being used on a semi- experimental basis.
The suggested benefit of a water/diesel mixture is reduced nitric oxide and particulate emissions... I would imagine that the 'octane' rating and combustion characteristics would also differ ... one of our members, donskar, remarked on this. The idea made me quite curious, so I went through some material and found a specification sheet for #2 Diesel fuel with tables from a variety of countries and discovered that generally , conventional diesel can be up to (approx?) 11% water. It's interesting to have a subject rather than a concept introduced to the forum, that is to say, a developing technological process or modification. Thanks for piquing curiosity. I've included links (3) in descending order reference - derived from my informal comments.
EDIT - It's probably more economical to formulate, (although adding a step to process) and at retail.
http://www.apta.com/services/intnatl/in ... uazole.cfm
http://pesn.com/2007/11/07/9500457_Bios ... Challenge/
ATTENTION http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... i_88759244
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EDIT Some Strange ScienceOddities http://www.butlerlabs.com/patentlinks.h ... ellPatents
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