Alternative Energy Series Cheap, Clean Energy Everywhere Now!

Written by Ed Howes

I had sincerely hoped to profit fromrepparttar things I have learned about energy overrepparttar 127615 past 20 years. Much time has passed without progress. I never found anyone to help or encourage me to bring these not so new technologies to market, so here I will offer them torepparttar 127616 world and see if anyone might find value in free information.

The combustion process 19th Century engineering gave us, I call slow burn. Overrepparttar 127617 past century this technology has been retained because it provided great profits to Big Oil, Big Energy, Big Banking and Big Government, through fuel taxes; a very big conspiracy to rip off global consumers. All have agreed onrepparttar 127618 desirability of using more than twenty timesrepparttar 127619 fossil fuel needed for inferior performance that poisonsrepparttar 127620 world’s air, soil and water. Indeed, it may be demonstrated inrepparttar 127621 near future that liquid fuel technology has squandered fifty times more fuel than needed per developed horsepower.

Fast burn technology, developed by Canadian, Charles Pogue, inrepparttar 127622 late nineteen forties, bought and suppressed by automakers, is a fifty five year old solution.

Charles had easily solvable power problems with his hot vapor, fast burn, gasoline fuel system. But he refused to addressrepparttar 127623 performance problem in his quest to achieve 300 mile per gallon fuel economy, after successfully surpassing 200 miles per gallon with a 1937 Ford V-8 sedan. This at a time when fuel was relatively cheap in North America and few would trade power for economy. I solved these problems in a simple fashion and never built a conversion to demonstraterepparttar 127624 solutions. This was due partly to fear ofrepparttar 127625 opposition and an unreliable sense of market timing.

The old slow burn technology makes just enough vapor in a combustion chamber to lightrepparttar 127626 mixture with a spark or compression heat in a diesel engine. Atrepparttar 127627 same time heat begins to vaporize liquid fuel to a combustible state, pressures build to great heights and prevent rapid vaporization ofrepparttar 127628 remaining fuel. In addition,repparttar 127629 unvaporized fuel absorbs great amounts of heat that cannot contribute to combustion pressure, which creates power. This rich or fuel heavy mixture serves to lower and regulaterepparttar 127630 peak and average combustion temperatures throughout an unnecessarily long combustion cycle. This process uses a surplus of fuel that passes out to atmosphere unburned. The catalytic converter wasrepparttar 127631 industry response to cleaning this unburned fuel.

Fast burn technology does justrepparttar 127632 opposite of slow burn. In a slow burn four stroke combustion engine there is fire inrepparttar 127633 cylinder for more than one complete crankshaft revolution. That is, somewhere between 360 and 420 degrees of rotation. The power stroke is a 180 degree event and if we use a bicycle crank for comparison, we can see that most ofrepparttar 127634 power is delivered in half ofrepparttar 127635 full stroke, centered onrepparttar 127636 mid point. That is, cylinder pressure createsrepparttar 127637 greatest torque whenrepparttar 127638 piston is half way throughrepparttar 127639 power stroke. The engine will easily provide allrepparttar 127640 power needed for cruise and moderate acceleration if there is only enough fuel available to make cylinder pressure fifteen or twenty degrees before and afterrepparttar 127641 midpoint ofrepparttar 127642 power stroke; a controlled power stroke of thirty to forty degrees. This is controlled by metering fuel so all fuel is burned up in an oxygen rich environment andrepparttar 127643 emissions will now be hot air and trace amounts of oxides of nitrogen.

Most children learn at a young age, they can pass their finger through a candle flame without pain or injury by moving their finger throughrepparttar 127644 flame quickly. Such isrepparttar 127645 secret of fast burn technology. Temperatures that would melt engine parts like valves and pistons if maintained for four hundred degrees of crankshaft rotation are no problem ifrepparttar 127646 burn cycle only lasts for a maximum of one hundred degrees inrepparttar 127647 case of maximum power. Performance enthusiasts looking for that extra 50 horsepower by adding fuel, arerepparttar 127648 ones most likely to melt parts. For these people - racers, hot rodders; engines likely to melt at high power outputs and too much fuel can and should be assembled with readily available thermal barrier coatings to prevent melt downs.

About ten years ago I read thatrepparttar 127649 slow burn performance engine developed peak cylinder pressure at 15 to 18 degrees after top dead center, early inrepparttar 127650 power stroke. What if we could develop just twice that amount of cylinder pressure, three times as late inrepparttar 127651 power stroke? That is, at 45 - 54 degrees after top dead center. The answer is we would have more than three timesrepparttar 127652 power atrepparttar 127653 point of greatest mechanical advantage inrepparttar 127654 power stroke as we do withrepparttar 127655 bicycle crank inrepparttar 127656 middle of its down stroke.

When there is absolutely no liquid fuel in our air/fuel mixture,repparttar 127657 rate of combustion is many times greater than when there is an abundance of liquid fuel, as inrepparttar 127658 19th century slow burn technology. This means we can supply spark much later and burn allrepparttar 127659 fuel in thirty degrees or less crankshaft rotation. An engine that can burn all its fuel in twenty degrees of crankshaft rotation will deliver twenty timesrepparttar 127660 fuel economy of an engine that does not burn all its fuel in 400 degrees of rotation. Althoughrepparttar 127661 fast burn engine might generate peak temperatures and cylinder pressures three times higher than a slow burn engine,repparttar 127662 burn time is so dramatically shortened thatrepparttar 127663 engine will actually run cooler than slow burn engines. Smaller cooling systems will dorepparttar 127664 job at lower water temperatures, likerepparttar 127665 160 degrees of old days.

Alternative Energy Series Water - The Perfect Fuel

Written by Ed Howes

As a freshman in high school, I failed chemistry class due to an extreme disinterest inrepparttar entire subject. I do recall a demonstration in whichrepparttar 127614 teacher hooked a large one and a half volt battery to a glass and wire electrolyzer that transformed water into separated hydrogen and oxygen. I would later learn that commercial hydrogen and oxygen producers also used this method in an inefficient manner that requires more energy thanrepparttar 127615 fuel produced can generate through combustion.

Inrepparttar 127616 late eighties I would learn that a boy genius in California learned to make hydrogen from water efficiently with a twelve volt battery and standard auto electrical system, duringrepparttar 127617 1970s. Around 1990, my machinist neighbor built a hydrogen generator that did not work due to defects inrepparttar 127618 plansrepparttar 127619 boy genius had drawn up in prison when he was no longer a boy.

My neighbor was not interested in correctingrepparttar 127620 defect when it was discovered and I was only a bit disappointed. My father was a hobby style inventor and he gave me a good idea for a cheaper and much more effective 12 volt hydrogen generator. I never got around to building it and decided there was no point in separatingrepparttar 127621 oxygen andrepparttar 127622 hydrogen after splittingrepparttar 127623 water.

Becauserepparttar 127624 hydrogen and oxygen have opposite electrical charges, they readily recombine as a compound I call hydrox. The man who discovered this gas and fooled with it to make underwater welders and cutting torches, namedrepparttar 127625 gas after himself, so hydrox is also known as Brown’s gas. Simply put, hydrox is an oxygenated fuel, which means it burns hotter and faster than a non oxygenated fuel. In WWIIrepparttar 127626 Germans used hydrogen peroxide as a liquid rocket fuel. H2O2 is a super oxygenated fuel, highly caustic, corrosive and dangerous to work with. Hydrox, however, is no more corrosive than water. Flat plate electrodes one sixteenth inch apart, made of stainless steel will last a long time if clean water is used. Clean water can be had from relatively inexpensive filters which can be carried on a vehicle. Having a good filter can also help supply one with potable water when clean water no longer flows fromrepparttar 127627 pipes at home.

Big Energy talks only about a hydrogen economy - using expensive technology to manufacture a product that can be made inexpensively by anyone who wants it. The idea of water power is far too democratic to control. The rain falls both onrepparttar 127628 just andrepparttar 127629 unjust. If people put water in their fuel tanks and make enough fuel with a few watts of electricity that then makes kilowatts or megawatts of power in a combustion engine, who will buy hydrogen at fueling stations? Most Americans buy water cheaply compared to its value because of its relative abundance. Inrepparttar 127630 U.S. it is usually cheaper to buy than to collect, store or drill for. Dry nations only need water pipelines from neighboring wet nations. Seaside countries can desalinate and filter sea water and pipe where needed. How canrepparttar 127631 corporate fascists gain control of water? Only by convincing everyone we need their new technology.

Water is to democratic energy access asrepparttar 127632 internet is to democratic discussion, information distribution and personal activism. This fact will be concealed for as long as possible and a few of us will be wise torepparttar 127633 game. Without water we cannot live long. It exists in altered forms with special properties. When we know what there is to know about water, we will be wiser than any who have come before.

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