Running an Automobile on Hydrogen Using Water

Mar3 H20Car2 Ttl I don’t think this is real, but I’ll check it out- In a suburb of Toronto, Canada, a small company called Rothman Technologies, Inc., has in fact discovered not one but two viable methods for breaking down ordinary water into hydrogen and oxygen. Neither method involves the need to spend a billion dollars. They are simple answers. The existing engines in our automobiles could work with these systems with very little alteration and no need for an external support infrastructure like the one now provided by gas stations, and which would be required by fuel-cell technology. Link.

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  1. I have not read the full article yet but Estes, the model rocket people, have already created a rocket (you can buy it online) that separates water into Hydrogen and Oxygen and then ignites it. It simply does not get cooler than that. That being said, this sort of operation would be much more difficult I would think considering the quanities of Hydrogen necessary. Cool story though.

  2. These hoaxes come out all the time. You can’t split hydrogen and oxygen atoms without putting as much or more energy in as you get out. Laws of physics, yadda yadda.

    What I find hilarious are the allusions to President Bush’s clean energy initiatives. Faith-based science, anyone?

  3. Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids.

    Why do the Make editors keep getting distracted by pseudoscience nonsense? I appreciate an open mind for strange projects, but free energy from water, an electrolyte, and a mysterious “metal alloy” are fodder for the National Enquirer… Likely this system is just acting
    like a shorted out battery offgassing hydrogen — hardly a free source
    of energy once you burn through your electrolye and electrodes and
    certainly not cheaper than hooking up solar panels to a bucket of
    water to make hydrogen through electrolysis.

  4. You guys should be embarrassed to post this kind of thing. Brown’s gas is snake oil, and old snake oil at that. At least hydrogen is new snake oil – sure it’s dangerous, explosive, hard to store, expensive to make, difficult to transport, not particularly dense even when liquefied, and George Bush is behind it 100%, but at least it’s new. If you are going to do a blog for intelligent people you should try not to waste their time and insult their intelligence.

  5. If it’s not real, it’s not real. However, then it’s a pretty good slight of hand trick. I do agree that the fact they don’t mention what the “metal alloy” is specifically, looking at the reaction, it’s probably zinc or zinc and aluminum – (although alumunum and HCL’s reaction is exothermic, and gets really really nasty towards the end!) The video showed them splashing around what looked like water, so either powdered HCl or some other powdered acid “electrolite” was in the container with the alloy, or they just didn’t want any fingerprints left.

    I guess the biggest question for me would be, did the engine actually run for 20 minutes on hydrogen gas? I don’t particularly care that the method producing it was a hoax or not, I just think that’s pretty cool. I wonder what the cost of filling your tank with acid and puting in zinc would be? Of course you’d have to get rid of the waste Zinc salts and whatnot. Oh well, enough of me blabbing I suppose. :)

  6. Not a very difficult trick to fake. Aluminum and drano (or similar cleaners) will put off a fair amount of hydrogen (which is what it looks like he is using). If only it were so simple with water! :-)

  7. Great story, but what would have been impressive would be a shot of the guy taking a swig of the “water”. I have been experimenting with Brown’s gas for 3 years and I have had some success by playing with different electrolytes. Trust me,they do matter. Other good results came from experimenting with the voltage and frequency of the direct current. I’m not promoting that I am defying physics, just that I have had good results playing with the parameters of electrolysis.
    Also,not mentioned was the effect of burning hydrogen in an unmodified engine. Hydrogen burns hotter and faster than gasoline. It also causes embrittlement of the metal over time. So just a simple swap of fuels will not work in the long term.

  8. Great story, but what would have been impressive would be a shot of the guy taking a swig of the “water”. I have been experimenting with Brown’s gas for 3 years and I have had some success by playing with different electrolytes. Trust me,they do matter. Other good results came from experimenting with the voltage and frequency of the direct current. I’m not promoting that I am defying physics, just that I have had good results playing with the parameters of electrolysis.
    Also,not mentioned was the effect of burning hydrogen in an unmodified engine. Hydrogen burns hotter and faster than gasoline. It also causes embrittlement of the metal over time. So just a simple swap of fuels will not work in the long term.

    1. Have you tried crossing two fields? Like when you do when
      performing an eddy current NDI TEST.disregard that guy comment on dc not having hz or frequency or even phase less common. Obviously he don’t remember that all matter resonates at hz, cycle, or freq. And that every formula used in electricity are also all theories. None not even hawking himself knows why the formulas work for sure. We all have just base understanding of energy/ electricity. And if you think otherwise where is my light saber, laser/ plasma weapon, and while we’re at it my anti gravity, as well as the al important mass driver, which is needed til we figure out how exactly to go warp 9. I can keep going. Am lic.A&P mechanic,2 degrees and am lic by T.S.B.P.E as a journeyman plumber. All this means is nothing just paper and weird

  9. You might say I am a shade-tree scientist.
    I am doing a research and development project of my own. I am making
    hydrogen from beer cans, water and sodium hydroxide. Visit my website to
    see the plans, watch the videos and leave comments in the forum. I had a
    lot of fun making the videos.
    This is an opensource project. Join in the fun!
    http://www.ebook4me.us/hydrogen.html

  10. Guys I have met Drunvalo from the Spirit of Maat website and he is a physicist. He will not post information unless he is 100% sure of the validity of it. I trust him completely.

  11. huh…. I thought DC (direct current) did not have a frequency, only AC (alternating current) does.

    “…Other good results came from experimenting with the voltage and frequency of the direct current…”

    Posted by: TheTruth on June 29, 2005 at 12:01 PM

  12. A lot more research is need for the fuel production for the Hydrogen fuel cell car, Hydrogen is available in abundance in the nature but to harness it, we need to depend on the focil fuel, so the technology is good and some countries implemented it for public transport, which is saving more CO2 emissions…….

    Regards,
    http://www.nextatv.com

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