Documentary film about the history of Oil prices and the future of
alternative fuels. The film takes a wide, yet detailed examination of
our dependence on foreign supplies of Oil. What are the causes that led
from America turning from a leading exporter of oil to the world's
NASA conducted research using hydrogen as a supplemental fuel to
gasoline on a 1969 production engine. Their research specifically
demonstrated that the higher flame speed of hydrogen was responsible for
being able to extend the efficient lean operating range of a gasoline
engine. They successfully used a methanol steam reformer for
production of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
Lean-mixture-ratio combustion in internal-combustion engines has the
potential of producing low emissions and higher thermal efficiency for
several reasons. First, excess oxygen in the charge further oxidizes
unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. Second, excess oxygen lowers
the peak combustion temperatures, which inhibits the formation of oxides
of nitrogen. Third, the lower combustion temperatures increase the
mixture specific heat ratio by decreasing the net dissociation losses.
Fourth, as the specific heat ratio increases, the cycle thermal
efficiency also increases, which gives the potential for better fuel
"That is not what the EPA tells us"
The air / fuel
mixture of our engines is regulated to use more fuel than needed. The
gasoline we purchase is engineered to keep us from getting better fuel
learning ways to do something about it.
One way is to use the power
of your cars alternator to turn water into Hydrogen and Oxygen vapors
while you drive. The addition of these vapors richens the metered air
that mixes with the fuel vapors. The metered air is now more volatile;
oxygen content is higher; hydrogen has been added; moisture content has
increased. All of this enables a more complete burning of the fossil
fuel. By burning more of the fuel, inside the combustion chamber,
harmful hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions are reduced. The
engine becomes more efficient; less unburned fuel escapes out the
exhaust; carbon buildup is removed; combustion chamber temperatures are
reduced; and harmful greenhouse gases are reduced to levels that are
less destructive to our environment. Adding these vapors to your car's
metered air will eliminate the fuel that is not getting burned inside
A Hydrogen Generator turns
water into burnable vapors; the engine ignites them in the combustion
chamber, and the heat that is produced reforms the vapors back into
water. In other words, we use water to burn fuel. We use water vapor to
clean and cool the combustion chamber. The end result, we use water to
reduce the "Greenhouse" exhaust emissions. We can do this - without
tampering with emission sensors and without breaking any laws or voiding vehicle
It is so
simple. The oxygen content of our engines metered air - is not
high enough to burn all of the metered fuel vapors. By adding
more oxygen to that 14.5 parts of metered air, we are increasing the
oxidizer content of the air without changing the air fuel ratio. The
increase burns up all or most all of the metered fuel. But don't forget
the hydrogen. It burns other fuels around it; and don't forget the water
vapor, it cools and cleans the combustion chambers. Together, this will clean up your
exhaust emissions and open the door for better fuel economy.
Perhaps using a "Plasma Arc" to
ignite our fuel is the best solution to improving fuel consumption.
Plasma spark plugs were invented in 1991 and 1996. They have yet to
reach the market. Why? Because it has been shown that they will never
wear out. Plasma opens the door for alternate fuels. Non-petroleum fuels
such as Alcohol mixed with water may lead us to our next goal - which is
to run our motors on water alone. This is very do-able. Read my WebPages
thermodynamic subtlety of electrolysis of water is described by S. S.
Penner in his work: Penner, S.S. and L.
Icerman, Energy, Volume II, Non-Nuclear Energy Technologies.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. Revised Edition, 1977, Page 140.
"It should be possible to improve the
efficiency achieved in practical electrolysis to about 100% because,
under optimal operating conditions, the theoretically-attainable energy
conversion by electrolysis is about 120% of the electrical energy
If your finances or abilities
restrict you from trying any of these technical solutions, don't just do
nothing. Research the
Driving Tips and inexpensive fuel
that are available!
Hydrogen Injection Systems
Hydrogen injection systems for gasoline and diesel engines produce
small amounts of hydrogen and oxygen on demand by electrolyzing water
into combustible gases. The electricity required is supplied by the
engine’s alternator or 12 volt electrical system. The hydrogen and
oxygen are injected into the engine’s air intake manifold, where they
mix with the regulated air. In theory, the combustion properties of the
hydrogen result in a more complete combustion of the fuel inside the
engine; reducing tailpipe emissions and improving fuel economy.
A hydrogen injection system for a gasoline or diesel engine produces
and uses significantly less hydrogen than a hydrogen fuel cell or
hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), and does not require that
compressed or liquid hydrogen be carried on the vehicle. The system is
designed to produce hydrogen only while the vehicle is running. When the
system is shut-off, no hydrogen is present on the vehicle.
Operation and Maintenance
Anyone who will operate or maintain vehicles with hydrogen injection
systems should receive basic hydrogen safety training. At a minimum,
this training should cover the characteristics of hydrogen, operation of
onboard safety systems, and actions to take in an emergency.
Periodically check all connections from the electrolyzer to the
engine’s air intake for leaks. Tighten or repair all leaking joints, no
matter how small the leak.
Never loosen any joint in the hydrogen injection system while the
system is operating. Before servicing, turn off the ignition and wait
for the hydrogen injection system to vent.