Meyer | Samuel Freedman |
Hydrogen has been proclaimed to be the fuel of the future. Hydrogen
is an extremely abundant element, as it is the major component of
water (H2O). Hydrogen can be liberated from
water with an electrical process called electrolysis, using any source
of electricity available. When burned, hydrogen recombines with oxygen
to form water vapor with no other pollutants. From an environmental
point of view, you can see the appeal of hydrogen as a fuel.
how it is done, water electrolysis can produce three different products.
1) Separate hydrogen and oxygen gases, 2) an electrically expanded
water molecule referred to as "Brown's Gas", or 3) a very
volatile gas mixture referred to as "hyper-gas". Some people
believe this extremely explosive gas is H3O-OH. Others believe that
this gas contains free hydrogen atoms, which are known to be more
explosive than H2 molecules. Whatever it is, this last, most energetic
product of electrolysis, seems to be the key to efficient use of
hydrogen fuel from water.
oxygen can also be produced by a special alloy invented by Samuel
Freedman that spontaneously dissociates water. This
discovery could make hydrogen available at very low cost, if commercialized.
also other alloys that can catalyze the dissociation of water in
the presence of low levels of heat.
There have also
been proprietary methods of water
electrolysis that can produce large amounts of hydrogen with relatively
small amounts of electricity developed by Stan
Meyer, Xogen, and others.
One thing is
for sure. Hydrogen fuel is in our future.