Recently, Dr. John Kanzius has hit the mainstream news with a possible new cure for cancer using RF energy (carefully directed microwaves); as seen on the CBS “60 Minutes” program. He had previously gained fame a few years ago for accidentally discovering another method of disassociating water into HHO using RF energy, which spontaniously ignites water into flames when a special resonant frequency is applied. This method has much promise and needs further study by Universities; as Dr. Kanzius is now concentrating his research on curing cancer. Perhaps his successes will pave the way for mainstream acceptance of HHO for fuel as well.
The secret to producing the gas cheaply lies in pulsing current to the submerged electrodes: Positive-going square wave pulses are gated and pulse-width controlled at frequencies carefully tuned to match the “capacitance” of the spaced-apart negative and positive plates. It is somewhat difficult for a layman to do at first, but not for an electronics technician with an oscilloscope. And extensive information, including step-by-step instructions for building one at home, exist on the Internet either for free or on CDROM for a small fee (see the links below). Commercially available kits with the electronics pre-built greatly simplify the job.
There is no doubt that it is possible to run internal combustion engines on nothing but Brown’s Gas / HHO . However, it seems this technology is not being studied by our Universities. If it were, perhaps by now newly designed engines that utilize the unique implosion properties of HHO would have been created. Or…. Perhaps they already have but we have not heard about it yet.
There is a little known and seldom mentioned wrinkle in Patent Law: The U.S. government reserves the right to name any new request for patent that comes to the attention of the Patent Office as “Classified”; declaring it secret under the need for National Security. These secret patents do not come up under Patent Searches. Apparently many HHO-based patents come under this category. At any rate, several inventors who have filed patents on HHO-related devices say they were told to “forget about it”… Ordered to cease working with the device and never mention it again, their devices and equipment confiscated. This has happened not only the U.S. but other nations such as Australia as well. In the past, there have been many reports of strong-arm tactics such as life threats, break-ins and robberies of labs, and arson connected with these new inventions, as well as several questionable deaths of inventors. In fact, when adding up all the mysterious deaths, it would seem that being the inventor of a device that challenges the energy cartels’ power and continued wealth is the most dangerous occupation in the world to have.
HHO releases no carbons or other pollutants into the air when burned; although when disassociating tap or sea water, there can be some chlorine and other poisonous gasses released because of the horrid state of our cities’ drinking water and the sodium chloride and trace elements present in sea water. However this is minor and if the area is ventilated, of no serious risk. Because the disassociation is based on capacitance; water with some inherent electrical resistance works well, thus there is no need for pure or distilled water. Often commercial HHO systems will use electrolyte solution additives in distilled water… This is mainly to keep the water in the container clean over a longer time and to insure a more stable and constant resistance (and perhaps as an attempt to market a reoccurring cost); but this is not actually required. The main risk with Hydrogen is explosion: A simple water bubbler bottle system in-line with the flow of gas to an engine stops flash-back explosions from happening, and safety pressure valves and shut-offs make an HHO system as safe as gasoline. Since there is no storage tank and the gas is only being created at relatively low pressures while the car is running, leaks or problems with the storage tanks are not an issue. And of course since the user creates it on demand, there is no need for filling stations or large infrastructures…. Only water. And the amount of water used in an all-HHO system is less than a third of the volume of gasoline that would be used for the same mileage.
Even if only used as a Mileage Booster for existing gasoline or Diesel vehicles (proven beyond doubt by the many people already doing this)…. Brown’s Gas would be a huge boon to our energy needs if widely used. If the average commuter was able to save 25% on their mileage, this could seriously diminish America’s requirement for Middle Eastern oil. There are now several companies offering boosters for sale, and one called “Hy-drive Technologies Ltd. “, has recently been funded with over $20 million in venture capital to market their HHO Booster system for large Diesel trucks… Something desperately needed by our Independent Truckers who have suffered greatly these last few years under the price increases in Diesel… Which used to cost less than gasoline, but is now significantly more expensive than petrol (BTW: The reasons for this are highly suspect and are due an investigation; many think it is an attempt to run the Independents out of business as the large trucking corporations buy their fuel on the Spot Market for significantly less).
But there is no need for HHO to be used only as a mileage booster, or even only as a single-fuel for vehicles… It could be used to power home generators feeding banks of batteries and inverters (perhaps along with Wind and Solar), allowing the homeowner to “move off the grid” and gain energy independence. Or imagine the advantages of burning HHO for home heating, even cooking. Or, of course, for steam boilers making electricity centrally on a large scale. All it could take is the willingness of the scientific community to give HHO an honest look, and the freeing of the existing patents from secrecy and suppression. We will never know for sure until this happens.
When I mention HHO over the Internet, there are often nay-sayers who dispute the claims. But although I have read virtually everything available on this subject over the period a year, never have I seen a study done by a University that would either debunk or sustain the value of HHO . It is apparently simply not being seriously studied. It is interesting that the scientific community would poo-poo claims without any data to back them. Unlike many other controversial subjects where debunking articles are commonplace, there is nothing of substance to be found other than negative opinions based on ignorance and simple adherence to dogma (“…It just can’t be!”) ; and a strange unwillingness of those people to study it any further.
The biggest problem with HHO gas is that it is too cheap and too easily created, and therefore too “dangerous” to the current social model. This model is one based on energy scarcity. If this were changed to energy abundance; the possibilities for improving our world are endless: With cheap energy, we could turn the deserts into green fields via desalinization of ocean water. With abundant and clean fuel; the cost of growing food would drastically drop and third-world nations could feed themselves. Without the need for fighting over energy resources or food, two major reasons for war are eliminated. HHO is not a panacea, and it is not “Free Energy”… But it is an important and significant energy source that could revolutionize our world for the better.
There is now hope for Brown’s Gas and other new and suppressed energy technologies to eventually reach the mainstream and save us from the carbon prison we are all now in. There is a movement on the Internet known as Open Source Energy; which is a collaborative effort that states that trying to patent and market new alternative energy sources does not work. We need to combine forces, share our information, and build and test our own alternative energy devices. Once enough of us have working, reproducible systems… “They” can no longer deny us this knowledge. Working together for the benefit of all mankind, the brave new Open Source inventors, garage tinkerers, and researchers could eventually reap rewards in excess of those that commercially-minded inventors gain.
(This partial article is the second part of an article written by Mr. Steve Windisch, the first part was published on Sept 27 2010 and titled “What is HHO?”)