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Kevin 89MC
06-08-2006, 05:58 PM
http://hytechapps.com/

Anybody else seen this yet? I have a hard time believing it to be true, but a part of me has thought that maybe there is an easy answer, and somebody just found the key. Time will tell . . .

michael freeman
06-08-2006, 06:52 PM
http://hytechapps.com/

Anybody else seen this yet? I have a hard time believing it to be true, but a part of me has thought that maybe there is an easy answer, and somebody just found the key. Time will tell . . .

I assume they are just running a current through water to split the Oxygen and Hydrogen into gas and then mixing the gases and burning them, or just burning the Hydrogen with air. The energy released from burning the mixed gas should be the same as the energy it took to split them in the first place minus any inefficiency. Ignition causes the H2 and the O to combine back into water.

I did it in High school in physics.

M-Funf
06-08-2006, 07:08 PM
The energy released from burning the mixed gas should be the same as the energy it took to split them in the first place minus any inefficiency. Ignition causes the H2 and the O to combine back into water.

I did it in High school in physics.

Exactly. I was looking into this earlier in the week. They think it would be a good fuel additive.
I'm not quite sold, mostly becuase of the efficiency issue...

Mi.mc
06-08-2006, 07:28 PM
how much electricity would it take to split water? in the end it must end up costing quite a bit to do

Kevin 89MC
06-09-2006, 10:04 AM
They "claim" they split the H and O differently than we all did in high school chemistry, so then the hydrogen & oxygen molecules re-attach in a different way, which is what I have a hard time believing. They point out several times that it is different than simple electrolysis. It will be interessting to see this either revolutionize the industry, or fade away like cold fusion.