At any rate it still requires energy to create an
electromagnetic field and such energy has to be created somehow (like by
burning H2 and O2 <grin>). So it seems like we could be back to square
one again right? No because if you wanted to induce a permanent field in
the vicinity of your separator cell so that the hydrogen bond would be
weakened and you could therefore use less energy to effect your separation
why not consider a room temperature superconductor?
Is that really valid? I don't know as it is a last minute addition and I haven't had time to really check into them. My main point is to show that there are several ways to weaken the hydrogen bond without putting any additional energy into the system from your primary source on an ongoing basis. Therefore, if the hydrogen bond can be weakened it is common sense to realize that it is not "written in stone" that it takes just as much energy to cause the separation as is given off by the burning of the products. For that matter, electrolyze water then build a hydrogen bomb and ignite it and put that power output into your system...hehehe.
Actually it could just as well be true and that would be ok too because I believe that I can show you how to utilize enough EXISTING advantages at both ends of this process to make it useful. The schematics for actual devices (quite an assortment of them) will be presented in future installments.
2) TEMPERATURE: Water is more susceptible to electrolysis at certain temperatures. Interestingly enough the optimum temperature to electrolyze water is 98.6 degrees (or thereabouts), which is of course normal human body temperature. Again, we have another way to weaken the hydrogen bond.
WEIRD SCIENCE NOTE: As an aside, spontaneous human combustion (if it really happens at all) is supposed to result in the incineration of the victim's body at 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit or better. Coincidentally enough H2 and O2 burned together generate a flame of about 7,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Water is most susceptible to separation at the normal human body temperature. The human body is 70% water. The human body has plenty of electrolyte (salt). The human body has it's own electrical system to provide ignition (real stretch there) and energy to electrolyze. So put two and two together.......Oh well, just a thought.
3) ELECTROLYTE: Various types of electrolytes have been tried and some do work better than others. This fact could be viewed as a simple example of one catalyst being better than another. Since all a catalyst does is speed up the reaction without changing the amount of energy required (incorrect statement. mj) it doesn't quite count with the above two examples but
nevertheless it is important to the overall performance of the system so I have included it here. I have read that Ruthenium Salts make excellent electrolytes. To the point that they will enable water to separate solely from the energy provided by sitting a jar of water containing these salts in a ray of sunlight! No electricity needed!
Ok that will be all for this installment. I'm sorry if I seem to be going on in such minute detail here but I feel that it is important for us all to understand how I got to where I am on this before we tackle the actual devices themselves. When I first put this together I sent the complete package to The U.S. Department of Energy and they sent me a letter back the same day they received it quoting the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Obviously they didn't even take time to go past the first paragraph. Next I sent a copy to Greenpeace. No response. They must have been too busy collecting donations.
Have no fear though by this coming weekend I hope to have the entire lot of it up here. As an obviously wise man once told me: "The proof is in the pudding" so the pudding's coming.