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## AllH2, Just Add Water http://www.allh2.com/912625.html
This cell is a combination of magnesium, aluminium and stainless steel. The cell weighs .061 lbs. and has a lifetime shelf life. It’s dimensions are 3″ X 12″ X 1/4″. This cell when immersed in seawater releases hydrogen gas. The by-product from this chemical reaction is heat and magnesium hydroxide http://www.allh2.com/811061.html . The magnesium hydroxide is recycled and the heat is used for heating your water at home.
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from message by sdc77:
Recently a man named Paul Zigouras came on the s1r9 ([email protected])forum (watercar using plasma spark), to tell us about his system and his company. That’s what attracted my attention, because the guy his selling car and boat high performance engines, so it looked serious that time …
This man is selling on E-Bay, a cell that dissociate 2 gallons of water per minute, what is 7.5 liters/minute, 7.5 x 1,800 =13,500 liters of HHO per minute !!! 810,000 L per Hour. He says that he can run V8 engines of 5.7L with water only. He’s going to sell full ready water engines within months ; his website http://zigourasracing.com/
His cell use 12 to 15 VDC pulsed at minimum 15 Khz to 30 Khz, the signal need to be square as possible (the electronic circuit is not included in the sale on E-Bay, but he will give the free diagram to make it); we can see on the pictures that it’s not a series cell but a parallel one:
He says the space between the 14 Stainless Steel 316L plates is 0.6mm only, and the cell uses 100Amp at full power (100 A x 12 V = 1,200 Watts / 748W/H.P. = 1.6 Horse-Power at maximum); so it should need a lots of big transistors to pulse this current ! But the most particular in his design is that the cell is not immersed ; he sends the necessary water through it at the moment it is needed ; and this cell can use tap water as well as sea water.
We still don’t have the answer as how he sends the water in the cell, or by High Pressure Injectors, or by the Vacuum of the Venturi created by the engine ; in the last case it would be very cheap to reproduce his system, even if it still need a proper electronic circuit that can pulse the current.
Howsdc77 sees it:
The cell is installed in between the carb and the admission, the water going through the plates because of the Vacuum of the engine. We remember that Archie Blue was saying that the problem of the immersed electrolyzers was the sticking of the bubbles on the plates, reducing efficiency ; he was using air vacuumed through the bottom of his cells to collect the HHO bubbles on the way to the engine.
Here we have the air and water that cross the very closed plates (what give high current intencity without electrolyte NaOH or KOH). And current pulsed a 30Khz is also something we can find in some patents.
Zigouras seems to put his system before the carburetor’s butterfly, so I think he uses injection pump, but the one I’m going to build will be with vacuum, because much cheaper and simple. I’ll use a square hollow pipe, Stainless Steel 40mmx40mm, with plastic sheet on the inside sides to hold the plates and insulate electricaly, and many SS plates spaced at 0.5mm, fixed with screw and nylon washer.
# On this thread we can find an electronic translation of Zigouras words, and we understand that:
– The electronic current pulsing part is not included in the bid. But he will give a free diagram
– If you want to run your car only on water (pipe/tap water not recommended) you will need to pulse at 30Khz and use 100Amps.
– And if you want to run at higher RPM you will need and alternator that can produce 200 Amps.
– He’s going to sell on E-BAy cars that use only water, ready to use, not needing petrol-fuel at all.
– He guaranty that the set of plates will arrive tested for electric shorts, but compressing them to much could bring the silicon that join them to melt under the high current.
– The plates are spaced at 0.025″ apart, but by compressing them you can reduce the space, but be carefull at the electric shorts risks.
– Wires are connected already, and plates have a size of 2″x8″
– The is best installed at less than 3 feet form the intake manifold, and on our cars we put it right in the air-filter box, or on the air-filter.
– The square wave pulsed current is needed, and without it (like with a sinewave signal) the efficiency is so low (less 80%) that a car could not run on it alone ; He says that if you’re not able to make the electronic part for pulsing, it’s better not to buy the cell.
– With the perfect square wave this cell can electrolyse 2 gallons of water per minute, that should be enough for most of the V8 engines.
– There is not so much power in water, so you will consume a lot of it.
– This technology doesn’t violate the patent rights of Xogen (USP # 6.126.794), and all the other precedent patent are already expired.
– The price of the technology will start at $260.000 USA . Zigouras Technology (508) à 583-5133
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A company in Utah has come up with the idea of compressing sodium hydride powder into balls and then coating these ping-pong balls with plastic so that they can be easily and very safely transported.Now if you drop one of these balls in water, nothing will happen.But if you break one open your get tons of H2 gas at high pressure if in a sealed container.
They have designed a pressure reactor that contains water and a bunch of powerballs floating around.Inside the reactor chamber is a device that captures and then slices a powerball thereby releasing the NaH into the water.The cutting device is controlled by a pressure switch on the gas feed line, thus when gas pressure drops it triggers another ball to be cut, pressure then goes back up.This gives you hydrogen-on-demand (HOD) and a pressurized buffer supply.
Is this enough to run an internal combustion engine?Yes. But it would be more efficient to use this hydrogen gas in a fuel cell and run an electric car.
In either case, this technology approach will create a closed loop economic recycling system whereby gas stations would now sell powerballs and dump into storage the sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and plastic casings to be completely recycled back into more powerballs. No waste.This creates a new economic industry that does NOT pollute the environment.
Can the reactor explode?No. Since the powerballs are floating in water and only enough gas is produced at any one time to maintain an operating pressure level that is well under the operating strength of the pressure vessel, there is no chance for a pressure explosion.Any hydrogen gas leaks would also not explode, as this requires the hydrogen to mix with atmospheric oxygen in a 2:1 mix before it would become explosive.Any greater or lesser mix and the hydrogen just burns as a clear flame.
Even if the reactor tank is punctured in a collision only a small amount of gas would be released and the remaining balls would just be left floating in water.Only upon very high temperatures would the water in the reactor turn to steam and at this point pressure relief valves would open to let gas and steam out.And when all the water is boiled off, then the plastic shells have to melt releasing the NaH, which will have nothing to react with by that time.Safe?Yes
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## 2005, Gerardine G. Botte, Electrolysis of Ammonia: an in-Situ Hydrogen Production Process, Luciano Benedetti, and Juan Gonzalez. Chemical Engineering, Ohio University, 183 Stocker Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701,
Hydrogen is the main fuel source for power generation with fuel cells, but its storage and transportation are still major issues. To overcome these problems, hydrogen has been stored and transported via other chemical compounds, such as alcohols, hydrocarbons, ammonia, etc. In many ways, ammonia is an excellent hydrogen carrier ; liquid ammonia represents a convenient way of storing supplies of hydrogen, boasting a specific energy density (kWh/l) 50% higher than liquefied hydrogen. Ammonia is also easily condensed at ambient temperature (under 8 bar of pressure), which makes it a good choice for transportation and storage. Even though ammonia is flammable within defined limits (16%-25% by volume in the air) and toxic (above 25 ppm) its presence can be detected by its characteristic odor (above 5 ppm). Ammonia is produced world-wide in large quantities (more than 100 million ton/year), which allows the effect of economy of scale on the cost of production. Its decomposition by electro-oxidation in alkaline media at low overpotentials is NOx and COx free with nitrogen and water as products of reaction .
The Electrochemical Engineering Research Laboratory (EERL) at Ohio University (OU) is working on the development of a new technology for the production of hydrogen in-situ from the electrolysis of ammonia. The reactions take place in alkaline medium as shown [3-5]:
2NH3(aq) + 6OH- -> N2(g) + 6H2O + 6e- (1)
2H2O + 6e- -> 3H2(g) + 6OH- (2)
Reactions (1) and (2) take place at the anode and cathode, respectively. At 25 oC the ammonia oxidation potential is -0.77 V versus Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE), only 0.06 V less negative than the value of -0.83 V vs. SHE for hydrogen evolution in alkaline solution. Therefore, thermodynamic values are much in favor of the production of hydrogen coupled to the oxidation of ammonia compared to hydrogen production by electrolysis of water, for which the theoretical cell voltage is 1.23 V. One of the advantage of this process is its ease of integration with renewable energy (electricity) sources. Because the energy consumption is low, the cell could operate with renewable energy (or by stealing part of the energy of a PEM hydrogen fuel cell if the ammonia electrolytic cell operates close to the theoretical potential). Therefore, hydrogen could be produced on demand, minimizing the needs for hydrogen storage. The theoretical energy consumption during ammonia electrolysis can be calculated from the standard potential of the cell and is equal to 1.55 Wh/g H2 while the electrolysis of water requires at least 33 Wh/g H2 at standard conditions, this means that theoretically the electrolysis of ammonia consumes 95% lower energy than a water electrolyzer. The scalability of the technology as well as its ability to easily operate in an on-demand mode facilitates the technology’s ability to interface with renewable energy sources including those whose production of electricity may vary with time (for example, wind and solar energy).
Recently, we had developed novel catalysts that enhance the oxidation of ammonia in alkaline medium. The catalysts are made by electrodeposition of nobel metals on carbon fibers . The novel electrocatalysts allow the achievement of current densities of up to 75 mA/cm2 at cell voltage of 0.45 V. Within this context, the objective of this paper is to evaluate the technical and economical feasibility of producing hydrogen from the electrolysis of ammonia for distributed power generation using the novel electrodes. These results will be presented at the meeting.
– 1. R. A. Wynveen, Fuel Cells 2, (1963) 153.
– 2. S. Wasmus, E. J. Vasini, M. Krausa, H. T. Mishima and W. Vielstich, Electrochimica Acta 39, (1994) 23.
– 3. F. Vitse, M. Cooper and G. G. Botte, J. Power Sources 142, (2005) 18.
– 4. G. G. Botte, F. Vitse and M. Cooper, “Electrocatalysts for the Oxidation of Ammonia and their Application to Hydrogen Production, Fuel Cells, Sensonrs, and Purification Processes”, Pending Patent, (2003) US.
– 5. G. G. Botte, “Carbon fiber-electrocatalysts for the Oxidation of Ammonia, Ethanol, and Coal, and their Application to Hydrogen Production, Fuel Cells, and Purification Processes”, Pending Patent, (2004) US.
Web Page: http://webche.ent.ohiou.edu/faculty/botte.html
See more ofTopical 1 – Fuel Cells Technology http://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2005/techprogram/D1020.HTM
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# 1998, New Hydrogen-Producing Reaction Could Lead to Micropower Sources, http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/v33_2_00/micropower.htm
See also related article: http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/v33_2_00/hydrogen.htm
A new method for the sustained production of hydrogen has been discovered by researchers in ORNL’s Chemical Technology Division (CTD).
The discovery could lead to the development of palm-sized fuel cells that cost only a few cents a piece. The fuel cells could be used to power compact environmental sensors for the U.S. military, as well as cell phones, cameras, and portable audio and video equipment.
Soldiers could easily carry these fuel cells on the battlefield and recharge them by adding iron powder and vinegar and then shaking them. These cells could serve as micropower sources for sensors that can detect the presence of hazardous gases and emissions from nearby chemical and biological warfare weapons.
In the summer of 1998, CTD’s Jonathan Woodward and researchers John Getty and Mark Orr tried a new way to make hydrogen from sugar, which involved the deposition of the metal platinum on a glucose-digesting enzyme. The experiment worked.
“After several different experiments,” Woodward says, “we then observed that mixing iron powder with water also produced hydrogen at ambient temperatures, but the production was not sustained. Then we discovered that if we add gluconic acid as well as iron powder to the water, we obtained sustained hydrogen production under certain conditions.”
Gluconic acid is an organic acid consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (C6H11O7) that is produced from glucose sugar, an abundant and renewable carbon source. Woodward noted that the sustained hydrogen-production reaction works well under three conditions: a temperature of 80°C, neutral pH, and the absence of oxygen.
Although the mechanism of the reaction is not fully understood, Woodward says that iron may be serving as the active catalyst for the production of hydrogen gas from water under anaerobic conditions. During the reaction, the metal iron (Fe) is converted to an iron-oxide compound called magnetite (Fe3O4). The magnetite would then be reduced back to iron in the oxygen-free atmosphere containing gluconic acid. Thus, the iron catalyst would be regenerated from the magnetite, enabling the continuing production of hydrogen.
“We found that after 100 hours of the experiment, we lost little metal and got more hydrogen than we expected,” Woodward says. “We generated more hydrogen than the typical metal displacement reaction where iron is normally consumed. We believe that some of the hydrogen is produced by the reaction of the iron metal with the organic acid, but more experiments must be done to prove that.
“Hydrogen produced this way could be used as a power source for fuel cells that power sensors and cameras requiring very low current in the micro- to milliampere range. Larger-scale applications may also be possible.”
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## 2005, Purdue Announces Hydrogen from Water, Organic Material http://pesn.com/2005/08/31/9600155_Purdue_fuel_cells_H_from_water
Purdue researchers have developed a novel technique for producing hydrogen from water. It requires only water, a catalyst based on the metal rhenium (REE-nee-um) and an organic liquid called an organosilane, which can be stored and transported easily.
Though the method has not yet been evaluated for economic feasibility on a large scale, chemist Mahdi Abu-Omar said it could offer solutions to several problems facing developers of fuel cells, which are looked upon as a potential replacement to fossil-fuel burning engines in automobiles.
“We have discovered a catalyst that can produce ready quantities of hydrogen without the need for extreme cold temperatures or high pressures, which are often required in other production and storage methods,” said Abu-Omar, an associate professor of chemistry in Purdue’s College of Science. “It is possible that this technique could lead to fuel cells that are safe, efficient and not dependent on fossil fuels as their energy source.”
Abu-Omar’s research team, which includes Purdue’s Elon A. Ison and Rex A. Corbin, published their findings today (Wednesday, Aug. 31) in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Abu-Omar’s team took a compound based on rhenium, a comparatively rare metal often obtained while mining copper, and added it to the organosilane in the presence of water. Over the course of an hour, the organosilane changed completely into silanol, leaving the water and rhenium catalyst unchanged. But the team also noticed there was a gas bubbling from the mixture.
“It turned out to be pure hydrogen,” Abu-Omar said. “The reaction is not only efficient at creating silanol, but it also generates hydrogen at a high rate in proportion to the amount of water.”
The team estimates that about 7 gallons each of water and organosilane could combine to produce 6 1/2 pounds of hydrogen, which could power a car for approximately 240 miles.
“I think the big point here is that hydrogen can be produced from water and a form of organic matter,” he said. “If this rhenium-based catalyst can do the trick on organosilanes, perhaps we can find other catalysts that can generate hydrogen from garbage, or from biomass left over from the harvest.”
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## 2005, hydrogen from wastewater, BEMAR, http://live.psu.edu/story/11709
Penn State researchers have demonstrated that hydrogen can be recovered from wastewater.An article on the Renewable Energy AccessWebsite tells about the process which can produce four times the hydrogen than can be produced directly by fermentation.They use the same microbial fuel cell (MFC) that they have developed to clean wastewater and produce electricity.To produce hydrogen they keep the oxygen out of the MFC and add a small amount of power to the system.They call their hydrogen producing MFC a BioElectricrochemically Assisted Microbial Reactor or BEMAR.
Only a tiny amount of electricity, about 0.25 volts is applied across an annode and a cathode inserted in the BEMAR.In a university press releasethe process is described in more detail.When bacterial eat the biomass contained in wastewater, they transfer electrons to the anode.The bacteria also release protons which go into the solution.The electrons migrate via a wire to the cathode where they are eltrochemically assisted to combine with the protons to form hydrogen gas.
A paper titled “Electrochemical Assisted Microbial Production of Hydrogen from Acetate http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/esthag/asap/abs/es050244p.html ” fully describes the approach.The paper was authored by Hong Liu, a post graduate researcher; Stephen Grot, president and founder of Ion Power, Inc.; and Dr Bruce Logan, professor of environmental engineering and inventor of the MFC.Grot is a former Penn State student who suggested the idea of modifying the MFC to generate hydrogen.
Links at Logan’s website http://www.engr.psu.edu/ce/ENVE/logan.htm reveal the following: The process releases about 50% of the hydrogen locked up in the biomass.At this efficiency, if all the domestic wasetewater was treated by this process, about 4000 MW of electricity could be produced.While this process will not sustain a hydrogen economy, it could offset the substantial costs of wastewater treatment.
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## 2006, Bacterial Hydrogen Production from Confectionary Waste, http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/05/bacterial_hydro.html
In a feasibility study funded by the UKs Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), bioscientists at the University of Birmingham have demonstrated that certain bacteria can produce hydrogen gas as they consume high-sugar waste produced by the confectionery industry.
The sweet waste was supplied by Birmingham-based international confectionery and beverage company Cadbury Schweppes plc, a partner in the initiative. An economic assessment undertaken by another partner, C-Tech Innovation Ltd, showed that it should be practical to repeat the process on a larger scale.
EPSRC webste : www.epsrc.ac.uk/
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## M. Greenbaum, Biological water splitting. http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/v33_2_00/hydrogen.htm
Eli Greenbaum studies algae being used to produce hydrogen from water in an illuminated flask.
Hydrogen is commonly stripped from natural gas, but that process leaves carbon dioxide, which must be disposed of in an environmentally acceptable way. The conventional way to produce hydrogen without generating carbon dioxide is to separate hydrogen from oxygen in water using electrolysis. Today’s electrolytically produced hydrogen costs around $30 per million British thermal units (Btu); by comparison, natural gas costs about $3 per million Btu, and gasoline costs about $9 per million Btu
Water molecules can be split into hydrogen and oxygen atoms using algae, one-celled organisms that thrive in water. ORNL researchers Eli Greenbaum (an ORNL corporate fellow), James Lee, and Steve Blankinship-all in the Chemical Technology Division (CTD)-have discovered that the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii can produce hydrogen and oxygen from water under certain conditions. “It’s the biological version of electrolysis,” Greenbaum says. “The goal of the research is to replace conventional electrolysis with a renewable biological process for hydrogen production.”
These algae normally grow new cells by photosynthesis, using carbon dioxide from the air in the presence of sunlight. But after placing the aquatic organisms in a large flask of water illuminated by lamps, the ORNL researchers “trick” the algae by depriving them of carbon dioxide and oxygen. As a result, a normally dormant gene becomes activated, leading to the synthesis of the enzyme hydrogenase.
Membrane separation technologies are being developed that will separate the hydrogen from the oxygen more efficiently. Because the algal hydrogenase eventually shuts down from exposure to oxygen, Michael Seibert and Maria Ghirardi, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are working to create a mutant organism that makes a hydrogen-producing enzyme that is less sensitive to oxygen. The third challenge is to optimize the ability of the algae to use light.
“Eventually,” Greenbaum says, “we hope to have mutant algae that will produce 10 times more hydrogen if we increase the light intensity 10 times.”
Jonathan Woodward and his associates in CTD are trying to use enzymes to make hydrogen from the cellulose present in old newspapers, grass clippings, and other waste products of renewable resources. The first step is to transform cellulose into glucose sugar, and the second step is to convert the glucose product and its byproduct, gluconic acid, into hydrogen. The second step has proved easier.
In 1996 Woodward and his colleagues reported an important advance. They learned how to produce a molecule of hydrogen from a molecule of glucose using two enzymes (called extremozymes) produced by microorganisms that grow under extreme temperatures.
In October 1999, CTD researchers Woodward, Mark Orr, Kimberley Cordray, and Greenbaum reported producing 11.6 hydrogen molecules for every glucose molecule in the substrate. The researchers achieved 97% of the maximum stoichiometric yield possible-12 hydrogen molecules for each glucose molecule. This is the highest yield of hydrogen ever obtained from glucose by a biological process. The results are to be published in an upcoming issue of Nature.
This high stoichiometric yield of hydrogen from glucose was attained through an “oxidative pentose phosphate cycle” using 11 enzymes. In this cycle, glucose is oxidized completely to the compound NADPH and carbon dioxide. In the presence of the extremozyme hydrogenase, hydrogen is released. This extremozyme produced by the bacterium Pyrococcus furiosus is also one of only two such enzymes known to accept electrons from NADPH to produce hydrogen.
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## 2006, M. Dumesic, USP 6,699,457, Inexpensive Process Converts Sugars to Hydrogen, http://thefraserdomain.typepad.com/energy/hydrogen/index.html
The Aqueous Phase Reforming (APR) process, invented by J. A. Dumesic and co-workers at the University of Wisconsin, is a unique process that can produces carbon-neutral hydrogen, fuel gas, liquid fuels or value added chemicals from a wide range of oxygenated compounds, such as ethylene glycol, biomass-derived glycerol, sugars and sugar-alcohols.
Specifically, Virent, a company founded by Dumesic and others is developing a system to generate hydrogen from aqueous solutions of these compounds in a single step reactor process as compared to the three or more reaction steps required for hydrogen generation via conventional processes that utilize non-renewable fossil fuels.
In January the company announced that in a system purchased by Madison, Gas & Electric (MGE), it has successfully started up a demonstration system capable of directly converting sugars and glycerin into power. The system (see schematic below) has demonstrated the ability to deliver a minimum of 10kW of clean power to the MGE grid since its startup at the beginning of 2006. The system is utilizing the waste heat from the ICE to provide the limited amount of process heat required for the reactor.The system currently operates on pure glycerin. In the future, the Company will use a lower grade of glycerin that is generated as a byproduct of the biodiesel production process.
The process (US. Patent No. 6,699,457) will enable localized production of hydrogen using readily available sugar-based feedstocks effectively eliminating hydrogen transport, storage and safety roadblocks that impede adoption of hydrogen fueled power systems. Due to the low temperature operation of APR, the economics are scalable to small home and office use applications. Depending on the feedstock, the process is capable of producing green hydrogen at a total cost of between $1.80-$4.00/kg. This is dramatically less than alternative renewable sources, such as wind and solar, and very competitive with mature, capital intensive hydrogen production methods such as natural gas reformation, coal gasification or electrolysis.
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## Get Ready for Water-Powered Cell Phones, http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200710/200710120006.html
In 2010 your mobile phone may be powered by water. Samsung Electro-Mechanics announced Thursday that it has developed a micro-fuel cell and hydrogen generator that runs on H20.
“When the handset is turned on, metal and water in the phone react to produce hydrogen gas,” explained Oh Yong-soo, vice president of Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ research center. “The gas is then supplied to the fuel cell where it reacts with oxygen in the air to generate power.” Other fuel cells need methanol to produce hydrogen, while Samsung’s needs only water.
A model poses with Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ newly developed micro-fuel cell which will allow mobile phones to be powered by water. /Samsung Electro-mechanics
Since the micro-fuel cell can generate up to three watts of electricity, it could be used in mobile devices, the company said. The new fuel cell could power a handset for 10 hours, twice as long as rechargeable batteries.
Oh said water-powered handsets are expected to hit the market by 2010. “If the user uses the phone for four hours a day on average, they would have to change the hydrogen cartridge about every five days,” Oh said. “Later handsets will be developed that don’t need the hydrogen cartridges to be changed, and would only need to be filled with water.”
Samsung Electro-Mechanics unveiled the new technology at the 2007 Korea Electronics Show at the Korea International Exhibition Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province.
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In the wake of the energy-crisis a 50-year-old British-born inventor named Eric Cottell
Cottell reasoned that if water could largely replace air as a source of oxygen incombustion,thiswouldavoid the largeamounts of nitrogen introduced bytheair and thus eliminate much of the noxious nitrogen oxides.
“To accomplish this, he turned toa device he had patented 22 years ago an ultrasonic reactor that emulsifies heavyliquidsandis widely used todayto prepare such products as Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, cosmetics and paint.
By refining thereactor, Cottellwas abletobreakwaterinto particles about one fifty-thousandth of an inch in diameter and to disperse them evenly in oil (or gasoline) to create an emulsion that was 70percentoiland 30 percent water.When this emulsion was burned, Cottell found :
… (1) that there were far fewer waste products and
… (2) thatthesmall water dropletsexpandonheating,then explode into steam, in turn shattering theoilintofiner particles,andthusincreasing the surface area of the fuel exposed for burning.
“Last month Cottell divided his timebetweenWashington,in talks with officials of the Federal Energy Office, and Detroit,wherehe consulted with engineersworking to meet the tight 1976 automobile emission requirements.
So far, autotestshaveshown that withanultrasonicreactor attached to acarburetor,a car can get almost DOUBLEthenormal miles per gallon of gasoline with negligible exhausts.
Cottell’s company, TymponicCorp.ofLongIsland,N.Y., is also about to produce units for home oilburners that will be no larger than a flashlight and cost $100 to $150.
“Last winter, two Long Island schools converted to Cottell’s system, and both reduced their fuel usage by about 25%.AdelphiUniversity reports that itSAVEDmore than 3,500 gallons of oil per week!and REDUCED soot output by 98 PERCENT.”
This filepointstoa possibly useful techniqueforthose working withwaterdissociationfor the purposeofhydrogen fueled motors.Thesmallertheparticle is, the less energy required to dissociate into consecutivelysmallerunits.This is probably one of the inspirational sources used by Stan Meyers for his “fractioning” process.
Ultrasonic generators can be both mechanicalorelectronicin nature. Transducerscanbeeasilypurchasedwithresonant frequencies ranging from 20KHZto40KHZ.
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## Eric Cottell: Ultrasonic Fuel-Water Emulsifier, http://www.rexresearch.com/cottell/cottell.htm
– Popular Mechanics (November 1972); “A Furnace That Burns Water” , by John F. Pearson
A revolutionary combustion system makes it possible to burn emulsions of fuel and water. It works in a car engine as well as an oil furnace and cuts pollutants, too.
Its impossible. An oil burner simply cant run on a fuel that is one-third water — tap water, at that. But I recently saw it done.
The demonstration was at the Bayville, NY home of Eric C. Cottell, a British-born engineer and inventor. The gadget that made the “impossible” happen is a Cottell invention called the Ultrasonic Reactor — a device resembling a long, slim electric motor. It contains a crystal stack at one end and a mixing chamber at the other.
When a 60-cycle current is applied, the crystals vibrate at 20,000 cycles per second, turning the reactor into a “super-blender”. As shown in the diagram, oil and water (70% oil, 30% water) flow into the reactor, where a terrific vibrating force causes water and oil molecules to rupture. The two liquids form an emulsion in which tiny particles of water are dispersed throughout the oil. When this happens, says the inventor, the surface area of the water is increased millions of times. Thus, when the emulsion hits the furnaces combustion chamber, the water “explodes” into superheated steam, adding to the energy ouput of the oil.
In hundreds of tests of his system, Cottell has found that ordinary boilers run at efficiencies close to 100% — as astounding result that neither he nor leading combustion experts can explain. In the demonstration I saw, gauges indicated that the emulsion produced the same amount of heat as a 100% oil fuel.
In addition to stretching fuel, the system reportedly produces fewer pollutants than standard oil combustion. The fact that one-third less oil is burned is a key anti-pollution factor.
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A combustion apparatus and process in which a water-in-oil emulsion of liquid fuel, such as liquid hydrocarbons, containing from 10 to 50 % water, the emulsion being produced without any substantial emulsifying agent and preferably by sonic agitation, is burned.
The combustion of liquid fuel, such as liquid hydrocarbons, is a standard method of power and/or heat generation. The combustion may be in a system where the heat is transferred to another medium, such as water, with or without boiling the water, or the fuel may be burned in various types of internal combustion engines, such as those operating on Otto, diesel, or other cycle. The amount of oxygen, usually air, is at least about theoretically sufficient for complete combustion of the fuel elements.
Considerable problems have arisen. If there is a very large excess of oxygen, the efficiency of the combustion process is lowered because a considerable amount of the air, including inert nitrogen, has to be heated up. In the case of an internal combustion engine, operating with excessive amounts of oxygen can result in slow combustion, which can overheat and burn out exhaust valves. If the combustion is with amounts of oxygen and fuel more nearly in balance, for example with only a small excess of oxygen, problems arise with incomplete combustion. This can result in excessive amount of carbon monoxide and/or incompletely burned fuel, which may show up as unburned hydrocarbons, soot and the like. Incomplete combustion lowers the combustion efficiency and can also contaminate the equipment. In the case of internal combustion engines, unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen, generally symbolized by the formula NOx, are serious atmospheric pollutants as they give rise to photochemical smog and the like. Contamination of NOx from an IC engine usually results when combustion temperature is high.
It has been proposed in the past to introduce streams of water into a burner or to inject water into an internal combustion engine as it operates. This has proven to reduce somewhat incompletely burned fuel deposited in the form of carbon, and in the case of IC engines this can lower NOx production and also in certain cases, such as aircraft piston engines, permit operating for short times at higher power outputs with very rich mixtures which would otherwise burn up the engine. Water injection, however, has serious drawbacks. In the first place, it is very difficult to control relative amounts of water and fuel precisely. Even if the control is maintained to a satisfactory degree, efficiency drops because the water has to be vaporized, with its extremely high latent heat, and heated up in the combustion, which takes further power because of the high specific heat of water vapor. As a result, water injection has only bee practically used in unusual circumstances.
Figure 1 shows, in diagrammatic form, a sonic emulsifier and burner;
Figure 2 is a detail on a somewhat enlarged scale, partly in section, of the emulsifier;
Figure 3 is a semi-diagrammatic illustration of a combined sonic atomizer and emulsifier, especially useful with internal combustion engines;
Figure 4 is an illustration of a unitary emulsifier and furnace burner, particularly for larger units, and
Figure 5 is a horizontal elevation detail of the expanded plate at the end of the probe.
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Pulverized coal is slurried with water then oil or if desired oil and pulverized alkalis preferably lime or limestone is added and the mixture subjected to sonic vibrations with an energy density of at least 11.625 watts per cm.sup.2. Liquid suspension is produced and any excess water or oil separates out as a separate phase. Normally excess oil is used and the excess oil phase can be recycled. The resulting dispersion is utilized and burned in a furnace. A clean flame is produced which has the characteristics of an oil flame and not a powdered coal flame. The addition of lime is optional as its purpose is to reduce sulfur dioxide in burning where the coal contains sulfur. If there is no sulfur or so little as to meet environmental standards the addition of lime may be omitted.
The amount of lime is preferably at least about twice stoichiometric based on the sulfur content of the coal. Up to 80% of sulfur dioxide produced on burning can react with the lime and the calcium sulfate produced removed by conventional particle separators.
References Cited: U.S. Patent Documents
3073652 – Jan., 1963 – Reichl – 110/7
3746257 – Jul., 1973 – Broad et al. – 239/102
3823676 – Jul., 1974 – Cook et al. – 110/1
FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic showing of an experimental furnace burning the coal dispersion in a bed;
FIG. 2 is a curve showing SO.sub.2 removal for various amounts of lime up to 50% excesses;
FIG. 3 is a diagrammatic flow sheet of a practical installation atomizing the coal dispersion to form a flame.
FIG. 4 is a semi-diagrammatic illustration of an ultrasonic probe.
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A combustion process in which a water-in-oil emulsion of liquid fuel, such as liquid hydrocarbons, containing from 10 to 50% water and preferably 10 to 30% water is burned. The emulsion is produced, with little or no added emulsifying agent, by sonic agitation, including a sonic generator and an acoustic transformer having a larger cross-section coupled to or in contact with the sonic generator than at its other end, at which emulsification takes place, whereby the sonic energy density is increased. With the increased sonic density an emulsion is produced which when burned produces a quality of burn such that the combustion is faster, more complete, and cleaner, with an increase in efficiency even up to 30% of water. The increase in efficiency often equals that obtained by the burning of the same weight of pure fuel in the conventional manner.
References Cited: U.S. Patent Documents
2704535 Mar., 1955 Magui 123/25.
2947886 Aug., 1960 McGunegll 239/102.
2949900 Aug., 1960 Bodine 239/102.
3070313 Dec., 1962 Fortman 239/102.
3145931 Aug., 1964 Cleall 431/1.
3200873 Aug., 1965 Young 239/102.
3374953 Mar., 1968 Bodine 239/102.
3606868 Sep., 1971 Voogd 123/25.
3658302 Apr., 1972 Dulhion 239/102.
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## Cottell, Ultrasonic Water & Gasoline Mix, from Keelynet http://www.keelynet.com/energy/cottell.htm
The following file was posted on the KeelyNet BBS as COTTELL.ASC on February 15, 1992.
This file is shared with KeelyNet courtesy of Tom Brown, Director of Borderland Sciences. The Journal of Borderland Sciences http://www.borderlands.com/ has been in active publication since 1945. It is an excellent quarterly magazine with subscribers worldwide. If you might like to subscribe, please mention that you heard of Borderland from either Vanguard Sciences or KeelyNet.
BSRF – Jul/Aug 1974 , Originally printed in “Newsweek”, June 17, 1974
same article that above…
– Ultrasonic Carburetor Patent # 4048963 , http://patent.womplex.ibm.com/details?patent_number=4048963
– Ultrasonic Fuel Supply System Patent # 4412512 , http://patent.womplex.ibm.com/details?patent_number=4412512
This file points to a possibly useful technique for those working with water dissociation for the purpose of hydrogen fueled motors. The smaller the particle is, the less energy required to dissociate into consecutively smaller units. This is probably one of the inspirational sources used by Stan Meyers for his “fractioning” process.
Ultrasonic generators can be both mechanical or electronic in nature. Transducers can be easily purchased with resonant frequencies ranging from 20KHZ to 40KHZ. Of course, that is simply where they are most efficient, they will still transmit other frequencies just as any speaker will.
One of the greatest dangers in relation to hydrogen from water is the need to store accumulated hydrogen in some container, thus allowing the possibility of a “Highway Hindenburg.” Any method of hybrid method that would create hydrogen at a sufficiently rapid rate, on demand, is far to be preferred.
(to link the article above use : #CT6 )
# Other Systems to break the water Molecule :
# Some systems using Light for water dissociation :
# Using Magnetic Forces to split water :
## Felix Ehrenhaft, Magnetic Current, Popular Science (June 1944), pp. 130-134, 222, http://rexresearch.com/ehrenhaf/ehrenhaf.htm
Can a magnet take water to pieces? No, say physics textbooks. Yes, says Prof. Felix Ehrenhaft, former director of the Physical Institute at the University of Vienna, who now carries on his research in New York.
For his “impossible” experiment, Dr Ehrenhaft employs the simplest of apparatus. Two shiny rods of pure Swedish iron, sealed in holes through opposite sides of a U-shaped tube, resemble a setup familiar to high-school students for breaking up water into hydrogen and oxygen gases by passing electricity through it. And that is exactly what would happen if Dr Ehrenhaft attached electric wires from a battery to the rods. But, he does no such thing.
Instead, he uses the iron rods as pole pieces, or North and South ends of a magnet — either an electromagnet or a permanent magnet. Bubbles of gas rise through the twin columns of acidulated water, to be collected and analyzed. As might be expected, nearly all of the gas is hydrogen, liberated by a commonplace chemical interaction between the iron rods and sulfuric acid, one percent by volume, in the water.
But the phenomenal part of the experiment is that oxygen also turns up, Dr Ehrenhaft recently told the American Physical Society. To be specific, it is found in clearly measurable proportions ranging from 2 to 12% of the total volume of gases. When the gases obtained with a permanent magnet are separated, the larger proportion of oxygen is found above the north pole of the magnet. After rigorous precautions that seem to rule out all other explanations — including short-circuiting the magnet poles with wire, so that the poles will be at the same electric potential — Dr Ehrenhaft concludes that tere is only one place the oxygen can come from. And that is from the water decomposed with a magnet! Without a magnet, pure hydrogen is evolved.
-Popular Science, p. 208 (April 1945) “Ehrenhaft Discovery Confirmed by New Experiments”
By observing whirligigs of electrically charges particles in a magnetic field, Brother Gabriel Kane of Manhattan College and Charles B. Reynolds of the Federal Communications Commission confirm the phenomenal discovery of magnetic currents by Dr. Felix Ehrenhaft (P.S.M., June 1944, p. 130). Going further, they make a drop of copper sulfate solution spin between the pole pieces of a permanent magnet, even rotating in interposed microscope cover glass with it. Present laboratory tests may lead to momentous applications in power machinery of the future.
– Radio-Electronics (1978 ), “Lights That Failed”, Discovery of the Age?
In March 1944, Radio-Craft published an article, “Magnetic Current — Discovery of the Age?”. It described the work of refugee scientist Felix Ehrenhaft, Director of the Physics Institute, University of Vienna. Ehrenhaft believed that he had discovered particles with a one-pole magnetic charge (either N or S but not both). Beaming light on the gap between the poles of a powerful electromagnet, on the lower pole piece of which powdered metal had been scattered, he found that when the magnet was activated he could see some of the particles spring from the lower to the upper pole. Ehrenhaft believed that this indicated that they had a monopolar magnetic charge (Others were not so sure).
In 1975, scientists of the University of California and of the University of Houstton (TX) reported the existence of a particle, far heavier than any yet discovered, that fitted the characteristics of a magnetic monopole as laid down theoretically by Dirac in 1931. For one thing Dirac had suggested that the particle — if it existed — should have a basic charge of 68.5 or a multiple of that number. The suspected particles had a charge of 137 . So the subject is still open. Theoretically, there is a place in the universe for magnetic monopoles, but apparently so far nobody has ever “seen” one.
-Leonard G. Cramp: Space, Gravity, and the Flying Saucer (pp. 154-156)
-Electric Spacecraft Journal (July/Aug/Sept 1991), pp. 18-23) ~ “Magnetic Currents — The Monopole?”, By Kristen Joseph
Micro-Manipulation – He worked with particles so exceedingly small (10-4 to 10-5 cm diam., +/- 0.1 to 1 micron) that several had to be lined up by micromanipulation before their end-to-end diameters added up enough to be measured, and it was perhaps because such extremely complex calculations went into measuring the charges on those particles that scientists in Ehrenhaft’s day discounted the final results of his experiments, which he concluded in 1937.
Single Poles – But perhaps of greatest impact is Ehrenhaft’s discovery, through numerous verifiable experiments using light, minute particles and magnetic fields, that magnets appear to carry a single pole, and therefore, that a magnetic current exists separately from the static magnetism of a magnetic field
Magnetolysis – There remained the question of magnetolysis that Ehrenhaft demonstrated using the same electromagnetic setup. This time, however, he short-circuited the two magnetrodes by linking them with a piece of wire, thus making electrolysis impossible. When the magnetic field was turned on, the natural slow evolution of bubbles speeded up; when collected and evaluated after some time a respectable percentage of those bubbles were found to be oxygen .
– Nature 147 (#3714):25 (Jan. 4, 1941) – “Stationary Electric and Magnetic Fields in Beams of Light”
– Nature (March 8, 1941), p. 297 – “Magnetization of Matter by Light” F. Ehrenhaft // Leo Banet
– Science 101 (#2635): 676-677 (June 29, 1945) – “Rotating Action on Matter in a Beam of Light”
– The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Series 7, vol. 5 (# 28), February 1928), pp. 225-241. “New Evidence of the Existence of Charges Smaller than the Electron”
– Keelynet Discussion Notes: Felix Ehrenhaft: Micro-Magnet & Sub-Electron, ( 29 Nov 1999) http://www.keelynet.com/interact/archive/00001672.htm
The premiere investigator into the effect of magnets to promote dissociation of water was Professor Ehrenhaft. This ties in with Stan Meyers claims of ‘fractioning’ water and Randoll Mills claims of a ‘hydrino’ which is based on a fractional hydrogen charge…kind of a SUB-isotope of hydrogen.
“SMALLER THAN ELECTRON”
New evidence that there is another world of almost infinite minuteness, beyond the electron which only recently replaced the atom as the smallest thing in the universe, was brought forward by Prof. Felix Ehrenhaft of Vienna University at the meeting of the Association of German Natural Scientists and Physicians.
Prof. Ehrenhaft’s data were obtained by means of a new and highly powerful apparatus for the ultramicroscopic examination devised by himself, which makes possible the observation of particles far below the limits of ordinary microscopic visibility, floating freely in a gaseous atmosphere in a magnetic field.
He observed in this magnetized submicroscopic field the behavior of globular bits of gaseous selenium with diameters of only 1/250,000 of an inch. Their rate of drift, under the influence of the magnet, indicated that the electric charges they carried were less than the equivalent of one electron. This would indicate, according to Prof. Ehrenhaft, that the electron is subdivisible, and therefore, that something smaller than the electron exists.
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# Some long time known systems for water dissociation :
# Some ideas about thermal dissociation :
– Or using HYDROXY Gas to heat a tungsten element to around 2,900 oC (if it can stay stable), with very hot water vapor coming from a Vortex Room that will break in contact with this very hot tungsten element.
Need electricity to start to produce Hydroxy and water vapor, but immediatly after the vapor start to break, we can use a part of the produced gas (if it is also Hyroxy Gas)to heat the tungsten element and produce the vapor, under an over-unity process; as we now that Hydroxy gas can give 3 to 4 times more energy that it needs to be produced.
# A suggestion : The engine’s vacuum pumps vapor from an heated water tank (may be with air inlet inside for nitrous compounds creation), takes on the way the electrolytic Hydroxy and go inside a small copper pipe, in opposite sens (for magnetic field production) to a vortex room (for acceleration and heating) and then in an electrically heated modified GEET (plasma field created inside, with add of a catalyst for more dissociation action; nickel, …), to finish ignited by a super plasma spark (may be not necessary).
(In the case of a car, it the water is not completly broke by the system before to reach the carburetor, we can imagine that this few hundreds degrees hot and electricaly charged water vapor evantually mixed with some Hydroxy gas, will be finaly splitted and may be auto-ignited after its temperature increase again under the cylinder compression ! ; the car would run from water and 1kW of electric power for electrolyzer 200W + GEET+ water tank heaters 800W.)
Standing in the starting blocks, we are just waiting for opportunity to put all this ideas in practice/testing.
Small budget, short term results, and world record warranty ! please join this successful story.
## 2005, The Kentucky Water Fuel Museum at Lexington KY ; http://waterfuelmuseum.com/
1805-2005:200 years of turning water into fuel!
It has been over 200 years since humans first turned water into hydrogen and oxygen, using electric current. In 1805 came the first car with an internal combustion engine that ran on water!
What happened next? The purpose of the Water Fuel Museum is to tell the interesting tale of water fuel technology development. In 1875 Jules Verne wrote in “Mysterious Island” that ‘water is the coal of the future’. He was no prophet; it was already happening! Patent after patent has been filed in the U.S. and abroad attesting to the reality of this awesome and non-polluting fuel source! It could even reverse global warming by producing oxygen in excess of what is needed for combustion!
Shouldn’t people know about this? We think so. That’s why we’re opening the world’s first museum dedicated to telling the story.
Come see us on opening day: October 1, 2005 at 1012 Manchester Street, behind Rupp Arena. Hours:10:00 to 6:00 Monday thru Saturday. Adults $4.50 Seniors (60+) and children $3.50 Y’all come!
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## NEW! a book available on the WATERCARS from: [email protected]
We have published the first book ever written on the history of running cars on water. If you would like to receive a copy, which includes a DVD of water fuel device inventor interviews, and a link to plans, send $22.00 (US) or $28.00 (intl) either to:
Water Fuel Museum, P.O. Box 55558, Lexington KY 40555or Paypal acct: [email protected]
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## How did all these inventors listed below make a car run off of water as fuel? http://www.waterpoweredcar.com/inventors.html
# William Nicholson (1799) experiemented with electrolysis http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/~eugeniik/history/nicholson.html
# Isaac de Rivas (1805) He made the first water car! http://www.isaacderivaz.org/
# Rev. William Cecil (1820)
# Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir (1860) 2nd car that ran on water as fuel. http://www.etiennelenoir.org/
# Luther Wattles (1897)
# Rudolf A. Erren (1930)
# Henry”Dad” Garrett (1932) from Texas, I believe he was bought out and his water fuel carb , forgotten about. http://www.henrydadgarrett.org/
# Michael A. Peavey (1956) Wrote the “Water as Fuel” book
# William A Rhodes (1967)
# Yull Brown (1970)
# Daniel Dingle (1970)
# Francisco Pacheco (1972)
# Rodger Billings (1976)
# Archie Blue (1978)
# Robert Zweig (1978)
# Dr. Ruggero Santilli (1978)
# Sam Leslie Leach (1978)
# Steven Horvath (1978) Use of radiolysis to a hydrogen cell.
# Carl Cella (1978) Heavymetal Rocker/ Water powered Cadilillac http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/fuelcell.html
# Dr. Ruggero Santilli (1978)
# Stan Meyer (1980-98) http://www.waterpoweredcar.com/stanmeyer.html
# Herman P. Anderson (1983) http://www.waterpoweredcar.com/herman.html / hermananderson.org http://www.hermananderson.org/
# Andrija Puharich (1983) http://www.waterpoweredcar.com/puharich.html
# Joe Cell (Joe X) (1990?) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/joecellfreeenergydevice/
# Paulo Mateiro (2000) http://www.geocities.com/captpjk/
# Bob Boyce (2000) http://www.bobboyce.org/
# Peter Lowrie (2004) http://www.egaspower.com/
# Edward Estevel http://befreetech.com/energysuppression.htm
# Dr. Cliff Ricketts (1996)
# Steve Ryan (motorcycle 2005) http://www.waterpoweredcar.com/nz.html
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– Some General Information :
note: water from air is a main goal to free energy supply, because harvesting the humidity of air to provide drinking water to everybody is possible AND very important. 3 days without drinking and u die.