Flammable gas from water

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Flammable gas from water

Unread post by archivus » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:55 am

In this video I use a carbon arc torch to rapidly produce a flammable gas from water that is not Oxy/Hydrogen. The patent this process comes from can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX6cQ1ian14

Patent#: US5159900A
A method and means of generating gas from water for use as a fuel wherein a pair of spaced-apart carbon electrodes are positioned in a reaction chamber having water therein. Electrical current is supplied to the carbon electrodes to create an electrical arc therebetween causing the electrodes to burn and oxidize to form carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The gas is generated on an on-demand basis.
https://patents.google.com/patent/US5159900A/en

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Re: Flammable gas from water

Unread post by D_Archer » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:50 am

I forgot the name, been search a few minutes but can not find it.

There was a company or person working to get the gas from an arc in water (indeed with carbon) and you get a specific gas (carbon monoxide and hydrogen combination), that can be used in a gas car.

Aaargh, can't get the name...

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Re: Flammable gas from water

Unread post by SeymorOnion » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:03 am

Is the energy required (to produce and sustain the Arc) more than is output from the combustion engine's alternator?

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Re: Flammable gas from water

Unread post by JP Michael » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:30 am

SeymorOnion wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:03 am
Is the energy required (to produce and sustain the Arc) more than is output from the combustion engine's alternator?
Car alternators are between 60-120 A. Larger vehicles with more electrical systems (e.g. buses, trucks) will have 300 A. The bloke said he had a 150-250 A plasma arc, so you're looking at heavy vehicle range.

I wonder if it is possible to produce enough CO+H2 to fuel a combustion engine large enough to run the alternator to run the arc to produce the fuel to run the alternator... Yeah. I'm thinking the same thing!

If one were going to make this a vehicle, they would need a more reliable arcing system to produce enough fuel to run itself. But the fuel is cheap: water and carbon rods.

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Re: Flammable gas from water

Unread post by Brigit » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:14 pm

What about the flame color?

It is interesting that he used water that had a Sodium contamination.

It actually looked orange to me, which got me thinking. With more amps and pure water, could you get Calcium?

I know that is unconventional to suggest but I have a very great interest in extreme temperatures from arcs blowing water molecules apart, and what might happen next.
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Re: Flammable gas from water

Unread post by JP Michael » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:35 am

Brigit wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:14 pm
What about the flame color?

It is interesting that he used water that had a Sodium contamination.

It actually looked orange to me, which got me thinking. With more amps and pure water, could you get Calcium?

I know that is unconventional to suggest but I have a very great interest in extreme temperatures from arcs blowing water molecules apart, and what might happen next.
The sodium was not produced by the reaction. It was already in the water (he said he was using dirty rain water). This is not to say you can't get an arc powerful enough to do that, but it would need to be some monstrous discharge like interplanetary scale.

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Unread post by Brigit » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:42 pm

Yes, the Sodium was from using rain water from a container that had wood ash in it at some point.

Water contamination is an interesting variable. I am glad it was Sodium, because most of our planet is covered with salt water, and it was fun to see the color of the flame was not as expected, but that it was traceable to water contamination.

If you ran it with genuine ocean water you would also see the Chlorine and Bromine escape into the gasometer which was used to collect the CO and the H2.

This would be an imitation on a microscopic scale of what happens all of the time when lightning strikes the earth's oceans.

Therefore, the presence of the halogens in our atmosphere are almost entirely from natural sources, not from manufacturing, fire retardants, transformer oils, or from refrigeration and air conditioning; it is from arcs in sea water and from volcanoes, and that in unquantifiable amounts.
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Unread post by Brigit » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:52 pm

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Re: Flammable gas from water

Unread post by Brigit » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:57 pm

Now we just need about 30 of these! :D

(Although I don't know how to get more than two in the set-up, lol)
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