Alternative Energy Series Water - The Perfect Fuel

Written by Ed Howes

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Engineers forge ahead building hydrogen fuel cells. These cells apparently generate electricity by recombining hydrogen and oxygen. This means that hydrox will not be suitable as fuel cell fuel. However, simple electrolysis costs little more to collectrepparttar two gasses separately and send them torepparttar 127614 appropriate ports ofrepparttar 127615 fuel cell. Thus, water can power these fuel cells as easily as combustion engines of many types, including jet and rocket engines. It is also likely from basic chemistry that steam is more easily electrolyzed than liquid water. Temperature rises speed chemical reactions. Steam is quite easy to create with combustion engines, which arerepparttar 127616 space heaters forrepparttar 127617 great outdoors.

I often wonder why greenhouse gasses are so readily blamed for global warming, while billions of super space heaters are seldom accused of much contribution. Fuel cells would be a fine solution to all this combustion heat. How many volcanoes would we need to equalrepparttar 127618 heat of transportation every day? Are we not burning uprepparttar 127619 planet one day at a time especially forrepparttar 127620 sake of corporate profit? Why do we so willingly playrepparttar 127621 game of donít blame me, I just do as Iím told?

When water is our fuel,repparttar 127622 environment does not suffer crisis when a spill occurs on a highway, an ocean or a storage container ruptures. When water is our fuel, old ships can run aground, break up in a storm and not destroy hundreds of miles of coastline and wildlife environment. When water is our fuel, cars do not burst into flame during rear end collisions. The great betrayers of humanity have known what I am saying for more than a hundred years, and donít want us to have water power. Is it not time for some changes? Shall we choke ourselves and our children for corporate profits? What is our reward?

Hydrogen and hydrox are both gaseous fast burn fuels, just as vaporized alcohol, gasoline and diesel; except even faster burning with much greater power potential, also producingrepparttar 127623 usual oxides of nitrogen, unless in fact such oxides mostly form in slow burn engines due torepparttar 127624 long burn time. In this case we can expect greatly reduced oxides of nitrogen with water fuel, as well. When we make water fuel at home we can operate stoves and heaters and combustion or fuel cell electric generators and make electricity for a few pennies per kilowatt. Do you imaginerepparttar 127625 electric utilities will be happy they do not need to purchase more generating capacity? Will they want us to supply them at wholesale prices? Could developing countries adopt water power and internet connections to vault ahead torepparttar 127626 21st Century? Is clean, cheap power a huge threat to allrepparttar 127627 traditional power? Of course it is. That is whyrepparttar 127628 science savior has not provided us with this miracle ofrepparttar 127629 19th Century. How does it feel to be one or two centuries behind existing technology? Is it not shameful and embarrassing? Humiliating?

The corporate scientists, engineers and energy experts will continue telling us it is impossible to make hydrogen as cheaply as some garage and basement scientists and engineers have been doing for decades. The sad thing is we will just say OK, we believe you. There is no such thing as conspiracy except inrepparttar 127630 mind of radicals.

Freelance writer published on many websites and newspapers.

Alternative Energy Series Fast Burn Conversion

Written by Ed Howes

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We never want to fill our fuel tank to filler nozzle shut off, as that would give us a minimal surface area from which to vaporize our fuel and our mixture could then be too lean to run our engine. However, if one wanted to build a vapor chamber and install it aboverepparttar top ofrepparttar 127613 fuel tank and filler tube, there might not be much difference whenrepparttar 127614 tank is overfilled. One thing we definitely want to avoid is liquid fuel in our vapor supply line. Though it is unlikelyrepparttar 127615 liquid fuel would reachrepparttar 127616 carburetor,repparttar 127617 more it wetrepparttar 127618 vapor supply line,repparttar 127619 richerrepparttar 127620 mixture would be atrepparttar 127621 carburetor.

I envisioned a tri Y air bubbler onrepparttar 127622 fuel tank floor, to evenly distribute air inrepparttar 127623 tank. The line connecting torepparttar 127624 old fuel supply line, insiderepparttar 127625 tank would split into two equal length lines ofrepparttar 127626 same diameter from a Y or T connector. The two lines are then split into two more equal length tubes (fuel proof, of course) and porous air bubblers to make small bubbles moving throughrepparttar 127627 fuel. This would give us a richer mixture atrepparttar 127628 fuel supply line, than a single tube with no air diffusers. I would terminate my air supply lines with those bronze fuel filters many carburetors used just ahead ofrepparttar 127629 needle and seat assembly atrepparttar 127630 end ofrepparttar 127631 supply line. Short term tests I did several years ago showed thatrepparttar 127632 ceramic bubbler filter for fish aquariums gave very fine air bubbles and did not seriously deteriorate in gasoline. They were not very expensive.

I can only guess at supply line sizes. My guess is thatrepparttar 127633 filtered air supply line need be no more than a quarter inch ID. The vapor supply line probably needs to be no greater than three eighths inch ID.

These arerepparttar 127634 basics of a cold vapor, fast burn fuel system. I would expect improvements to come rapidly following road testing. When we knowrepparttar 127635 typical optimum spark timing and air/fuel mixtures, we can apply this knowledge to small engines with fixed spark timing, like lawn mowers, snow blowers and electrical power generators.

My expectations of fast burn performance is between two and three horsepower per cubic inch displacement, which would make fast burn conversionrepparttar 127636 best power bang forrepparttar 127637 dollar. No other modification can come close in dollar costs. Under most racing rules, fast burn would be legal forrepparttar 127638 allowed fuel and add more power than supercharging or nitrous oxide injection. Yet, these power boosters will add a lot more power to a fast burn engine than to a slow burn engine. Hence,repparttar 127639 fast burn conversion will out perform slow burn by a wide margin, regardless of class allowed modifications. The fast burn conversion can also be camouflaged to look stock by plumbingrepparttar 127640 supply line through a non functional fuel pump.

As to economy, Charles Pogue exceeded 200 MPG with his hot vapor, Ď37 V-8 Ford, which would rarely yield 20 MPG in slow burn configuration. Uniform cold vapor might have allowed him to achieverepparttar 127641 300 MPG economy he was shooting for, while more than doubling stock power output. When fast burn conversions become common, performance and economy contests will lead to rapid improvements inrepparttar 127642 very simple technology.

As to emissions, if we are consuming less than 10% ofrepparttar 127643 fuel per mile driven, emissions will be less than 10% ofrepparttar 127644 slow burn equivalent. Burning 100% ofrepparttar 127645 fuel on a shortened power stroke, will further dramatically reduce emissions, probably to less than 5% of slow burn engines. In addition,repparttar 127646 much higher power outputs of fast burn engines allows engine downsizing. A 300 cu. in. slow burn engine can be replaced with a 140 cu. in. fast burn engine and still provide a power increase. Economy is improved, along with emissions. Big cars and trucks Americans favor, in fast burn configuration will easily exceed hybrid electric cars in economy and reduced emissions, as well as power. Onrepparttar 127647 other hand, a fast burn hybrid could top 400 MPG if we want to go that far.

I would love to hear from any individuals or groups already doing fast burn conversions and learn what they have learned. Whilerepparttar 127648 piston engine has had a bad rap for efficiency due torepparttar 127649 liquid fuel systems,repparttar 127650 Tesla Turbine, seldom used as a combustion engine, can be built as a very lightweight, compact, multi stage, supercharged, exhaust scavenged 30 horsepower per pound, fast burn engine. The Tesla Turbine with only one moving part is cheap and easy to manufacture in a small machine shop. The turbine requires no drive train exceptrepparttar 127651 connection torepparttar 127652 drive wheels. No gear reductions, instant tire spinning torque and instant rotational reversal for engine braking. Stay tuned for more onrepparttar 127653 potential of this remarkable engine, developed early inrepparttar 127654 20th Century and virtually ignored by industry ever since, except for vastly superior pumps.

Freelance writer published on many websites and newspapers.

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