Received this interesting email about the history of who first used
water in a carburetor and thought it needs to be shared and
archived...thank you Nandor!;
I would give some additional info on the vapour carb history. It would
be interesting to know who was the first man injected water to an
internal combustion engine.
His name is Don=E1t B=E1nki, he was also the co-inventor of the carburett=
He started to work on improving the efficiency of the internal
combustion engine and invented the water injection as an internal
cooling (at that time compression was not an easy task to improve
because of the low octane-rating of the gasoline caused knocking).
He patented the water injection in 1894. =
When Diesel invented his engine, B=E1nki said that the gasoline engines
will never be competitive to that efficiency so he finished his research
on water injection.
I give you a link to the Hungarian Patent Office where is a short page
Note that he was also an university teacher and one of his students was
Joseph Galamb who we know later as the chief engineer of the legendary
N=E1ndor Orosz - firstname.lastname@example.org
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