OT: HHO (Browns Gas) Conversion For Your Car

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Wed Jun 11 15:21:49 MDT 2008


Andrew Jorgensen <andrew at jorgensenfamily.us> writes:
> 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.

I also remain highly skeptical of these things, but the explanation
I've heard goes something like this.  Gasoline combustion engines are
hugely inefficient by nature.  This Brown's Gas stuff doesn't just
supply energy from its own combustion, but acts as some sort of
catalyst for a much more complete combustion of gasoline.  

While this sounds feasible on the face of it, the fact that these
things have existed for years and haven't been adopted by car
companies, combined with the unsophisticated explanations, lack of
rigorous studies, and fluffy advertisement, suggest to me that this is
pure quackery at work.

If you still think this is likely to work, I've got an electric
supercharger to sell you, and a vortex generator for your intake as
well.

                --Levi




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