Water - The
As a freshman in high school, I
failed chemistry class due to an extreme disinterest in the entire
subject. I do recall a demonstration in which the 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 than the fuel
produced can generate through combustion.
In the 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, during the 1970s. Around
1990, my machinist neighbor built a hydrogen generator that did not work
due to defects in the plans the boy genius had drawn up in prison when
he was no longer a boy.
My neighbor was not interested in correcting the 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 separating the oxygen and the hydrogen
after splitting the water.
Because the 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, named the 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 WWII the 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 from
the 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 on the just and the 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. In the 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 can the corporate fascists gain control
of water? Only by convincing everyone we need their new technology.
Water is to democratic energy access as the 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
to the 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.
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 collect the two gasses
separately and send them to the appropriate ports of the 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 are the space heaters for the
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 equal the heat of
transportation every day? Are we not burning up the planet one day at a
time? Most especially for the sake of corporate profit. Why do we so
willingly play the game of don’t blame me, I just do as I’m told?
When water is our fuel, the 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 don’t 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 producing the usual oxides of nitrogen,
unless in fact such oxides mostly form in slow burn engines due to the
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
imagine the 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 to the 21st Century? Is clean, cheap
power a huge threat to all the traditional power? Of course it is. That
is why the science savior has not provided us with this miracle of the
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 in the minds of radicals.
Ed Howes sought and found. Knocked and entered. Now he sees things
differently. To see more of what he sees, please visit http://www.justanotherview.com
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