OT: HHO (Browns Gas) Conversion For Your Car
devel at muhlesteins.com
Wed Jun 11 15:07:13 MDT 2008
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Andrew Jorgensen
<andrew at jorgensenfamily.us> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 14:18 -0600, Kimball Larsen wrote:
>> Following on the discussion about gas prices, I have also (for several
>> weeks, now) been researching the claims of the so called "Run Your Car
>> On Water!" conversion kits.
>> I have found lots of information claiming that they are the greatest
>> thing since sliced bread, and lots of naysayers claiming that the
>> effect they claim is impossible due to the laws of thermodynamics.
> Those pesky laws. Okay, so think about it clearly now: The basic idea
> is to use electricity to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. This
> HHO gas mixture is then burned as fuel. But where did the electricity
> come from? If you were to take the gasoline out of the picture entirely
> you would have a system were an HHO engine is supposed to create enough
> energy to move your car and create more HHO fuel. If you don't see a
> problem here please request a refund from your university and / or high
> That being said it's conceivable that the addition of some kind of
> non-gasoline fuel (maybe even HHO) might improve the completeness of the
> combustion of the gasoline or otherwise increase the efficiency of the
> engine by some means. Perhaps the water vapor created helps to cool the
> engine or something.
> Another way you can detect this kind of BS is by looking at how it's
> presented. One site I looked at had a video of a company demonstrating
> hydrogen fuel cells. Since these are two very different technologies I
> can only conclude that the fuel cell video is smoke. Another site had a
> video of a girl in a short skirt telling you that the technology really
> works and is affordable.
> If it really worked you wouldn't be skeptical because it wouldn't be
> surrounded by the BS that normally surrounds this kind of flim-flam.
Wikipedia agrees with you.
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