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Energy increase as air pressure increases

  1. May 13, 2005 #1
    Doing a 7 th grade science project. Can a car run on compressed air? Ran a kids toy car using an 11 gal. air tank and 125 psi. how much farther would a car run with a 200 gal. tank and 4,000 psi. thanks.
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  3. May 13, 2005 #2


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    There are way too many variables to answer that question.

    There have been studies done using compressed air sources for automobiles. The trouble is is it that the compressed air doesn't have the energy for any real performance. That's not to say people still aren't trying. Anything can be done if you have the money and the time.
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