Not at all meaning to be argumentative, but I wonder if that is really true. It is a volatile gas, just like propane and thus rapid expansion is achieved when combusted.. Pictures of the Hindenburg blowing up sure seem to support that conclusion. I heard that it can run an internal combustion engine, and what comes out the tailpipe is water vapor only. However admittedly I don't know everything and have zilch experience other than what I have read up on..jpickar said:A friend of mine, who is a mechanic, did some experimenting with hydrogen gas and found that it is an inplosion and not an explosion. The energy released from the process won't run a conventional engine.
I helped him some on this and he decided that, right now, it is more hype than anything productive.
Yessir. The buses were put into place by our misguided liberal government to " impress the world" during the last winter olympics ;Djpickar said:gunlaker,
Thanks for your reply! ;D You made my point about it not being economicaly feesable by stating that the "BC transit buses" use it. I am willing to bet the bus system is run by the government! Need I say more about that? ;D ;D ;D
I didn't say it can't be done, just not economically. And you supported that by your 2nd reply stating that chemically unbound hydrogen does'nt exist here on earth.
You said that well.
It is true that an alternator could produce hydrogen, but the load placed on its windings needs to come from somewhere, the engine will simply burn more gas and the energy gained will have less BTU's than the gas it took to produce it.ithca db said:ok if you have a car that has power alternator that power is not all used could that not be used to generate Hydrogen gas at no extra cost.
I am tired of waiting for the goverment to come up with an alternative.
One could use a stream with a fair drop to power an alternator to produce the hydrogen (and the corresponding oxygen). The problem would be compressing it so one would have enough fuel to move the pistons of the engine.It is true that an alternator could produce hydrogen, but the load placed on its windings needs to come from somewhere, the engine will simply burn more gas and the energy gained will have less BTU's than the gas it took to produce it.