Singlet oxygen in combustion-(Why is it not being used)?


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Over the last few days I have been studing combusiton reactions.
I have found numerous papers that all state singlet oxygen can increase the combustion efficiency.

My question is: Why is singlet oxygen not being used in todays automibiles?

It seems to me the only issue would be controlling the rate of singlet oxygen production in changing environments...

Just curious?
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Question is if it is economically feasible to install converter in a car, and whether energy consumed by the converter will not lower the total performance.
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Question is if it is economically feasible to install converter in a car, and whether energy consumed by the converter will not lower the total performance.
Maybe safety is an issue, too. Couldn't singlet oxygen react with diatomic oxygen to form ozone?

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Singlet oxygen in combustion-(Why is it not being used)?


Are you sure you are not mistaking singlet oxygen for monoatomic oxygen? Quick googling shows that - if anything - it is exactly the opposite, it is ozone that produces single oxygen while reacting with organic molecules.

Besides, the idea is to use the singlet oxygen for combustion, so it shouldn't leave the engine.
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Are you sure you are not mistaking singlet oxygen for monoatomic oxygen? Quick googling shows that - if anything - it is exactly the opposite, it is ozone that produces single oxygen while reacting with organic molecules.

Besides, the idea is to use the singlet oxygen for combustion, so it shouldn't leave the engine.
Yes, I mistook monotonic oxygen for singlet oxygen.
Sorry. At least, this time, I asked before I answered.


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