I decided that I might as well make this my christmas present to the world this year. Being on the verge of the new millennium makes it even more appropriate and besides, I never had the chance to give the world a present before. I weighed the option of trying to make a buck or two off of it first but I would have had to get all greedy and secretive to do that and I don't want all of the hassles. Maybe, if I turn out to be right, the world will give me something back anyway and that's better isn't it? Even if I
got nothing back I'd be no worse off than I am now anyway would I?
Right then, let's get to it. Here's how you can make water into a real, cheap, limitless source of fuel. One that will replace all liquid and gaseous forms of fossil fuels forever. And one which can be used TODAY because most systems that currently use fossil fuels could be retrofitted to use this fuel. When you are finished reading this you will probably think is is a rather stupidly obvious answer but that's not my fault is it?
The first thing that we have to do is to think of water as a conductor. Not just realize the fact that it will conduct electricity
but actually think of it as you would a piece of copper or aluminum wire. Interestingly enough I read somewhere that there were experiments being done one time on using little water filled tubes as conductors in situations where high conductivity with low resistance was needed. So think about it that way. Water as a piece of liquid wire (with electrolyte added).
Now let's look at the diagram of the simple electrolysis cell from "Water, Part 4". Notice how the main electrical supply line from the power source (Box P) feeds directly to the + terminal on the unit. Then consider the water between the + terminal and the - terminal as a conductor. One with high conductivity and low resistance. Sort of like a splice in our normal copper feeder line. Picture cutting a copper wire and then fastening a piece of aluminum wire between the cut ends. You end will end up with a longer piece of total wire right? The basic ability of the line to carry a charge would be unaffected.
If you wanted to be really picky such an arrangement would put a few more variables into the mix since we are now using two totally different conductors with different individual properties (copper is a better conductor than aluminum for example). I don't think that the overall performance of the line would be affected by that splice though. Do you? Course not.
Now let's do the same thing but instead of using aluminum wire let's put an electrolysis cell like the one in "Water, Part 4" in and see what happens. Actually let's drop the EMF coil from it. We won't need that any more. The thing that we have to see here is that water is a difficult thing for us to use as a conductor because of it's rather nasty habit of decomposing into a potentially explosive combination of hydrogen and oxygen gasses whenever an electrical charge passes through it. Here's where anyone doing research into using water as a conductor would put water on the shelf and forget about it. In this scenario the
very gasses that we want to use for fuel are an annoyance.
Now keep that idea of water as a conductor in your mind. Other than that little problem with decomposing it should behave pretty much like any other conductor. Look at the diagram from part 4 again. See how the supply line from the - side of the seperator/splice (new name for our electrolysis cell) runs on out to carry power to do other work and eventually to a ground
point somewhere? This is a crucially important thing to consider. After all we didn't really use ANY electricity in our electrolysis cell did we? Let that sink in for a moment.
We could figure some loss in because of resistance but actually we lose less electricity by passing it through a seperator/splice than we would in an equal length of copper due to copper's lower conductivity and higher resistance. We do end up with some H2 and O2 gas though because that is the inevitable by product of passing electricity through this conductor.
These by products (H2 and O2 gasses) are created no matter how much electricity we use. Well actually there are probably lower end limits but I feel that they would be too low to be of any importance to us here. I used 12v,30a in my experiments and that worked just fine.
What IS important is the fact that when water is used as a conductor and an electrical current is passed through it the conductive material (water) decomposes into it's basic component parts at a rate that is directly proportional to the amount of electricity that the conductor is being made to carry. That is my new law for that phenomenon. It would be easy to create tables (if they don't already exist) so that you could know the exact rate of decomposition at various power inputs.
Ok so here's the biggie: "What happens if you add ANOTHER seperator/splice directly in line after the first?
What if you added on another unit, and another and another.....?
You end up with an electrical transmission line that is made up of
small segments of two different conductors spliced together. The material
making up each of these "spliced in" pieces (water) having the unfortunate
tendency to decompose into a potentially explosive mixture of H2 and O2
at a rate that is directly proportional to the amount of electricity
that you are passing through your line.
In other words, if the line is carrying a charge of say, 120v and 30a and this is the charge that exists through EACH of the seperator/splices (as it will be) then EACH SPLICE will decompose into it's components at the SAME RATE AND VOLUME AS IT WOULD IF IT WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE SYSTEM!!
You see, all we had to do was change the perspective from which we viewed the reality of the separator/splice and suddenly we are able to perceive a whole new reality where H2 fuel gas is a free by-product of using water as an electrical conductor.
As a real world analogy think about those strings of like 300 christmas lights. You know, the ones where if one goes out then none of them will work. Well ok, they use the higher resistance of the wire inside the light bulb to transform electrical energy into heat and light energy but it wouldn't matter weather there was one, ten or three hundred bulbs on the string of lights. They all burn equally bright don't they? Same thing here. You could put 300 seperator/splices on your line and
they would each act as individuals and EACH ONE& would put out gas from it's decomposition in direct proportion to the amount of energy passing through it as it would if it were the ONLY one on the system.
So if we want to use the H2 gas that is produced by the decomposition of the material that our splices are made of to power the engine that we use to turn the generator at our power source then all we have to do is figure out how many seperator/splices to make in our line to generate the required quantity of gasses and then if we want H2 gas to run other things we simply add more seperator/splices. ;-)
Coincidentally enough there has been quite a bit of work done in the past by many fine scientists and amateurs alike along these lines. The only problem is that they all (as far as I know) deal with having one seperator/splice in the system.
We know, for example, that the energy that is released by burning the H2 gas that is generated by the decomposition of our conductor (water) is nearly equal to the amount of electrical energy that passes through our conductor in a single seperator/splice. So in a perfect world we could use that quantity of gas to power the motor that turns the generator that produces the electricity that runs along the line and separates the water.
This however is not a perfect world by any means and so quite a bit of the energy released by burning the H2 gas never gets to be used to turn the generator. That is the Second Law of Thermodynamics in a nutshell and it is also the idea that has prevented us from making use of this fuel source before this.
Here is where the 2nd Law was misapplied. In using the H2 as a fuel you are indeed transferring the energy released by burning it into work energy which your motor transfers to your generator where you end up turning what's left into electrical energy but on the other end it's different and that is what I think that everyone has missed up till now.
When electricity passes through your seperator/splice you are NOT transferring the energy of that electricity into the energy contained in the atoms of H2 and O2 gas! They have plenty of their own. You are using that energy to pass through the water and as it does, as a by product, it somehow interferes with the ability of the H2 and O2 molecules to hold together. Consequently some of them lose their grip and go on their merry way on their own.
You may lose some of your charge due to resistance but none of it turns into H2 or O2 molecules and so you have basically the same amount of electricity leaving the seperator/splice as what you put into it to do with as you will.
There's the gift world. I hope I'm right. Merry Christmas, Happy New Millennium! (Sorta hokey, ain't it? mj)