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July 10, 2007

Burning salt

Well, actually, burning salt water. Here are two news clips about a guy in Florida who generates hydrogen gas from salt water by exciting it with a radio frequency source. It makes a showy demo.

First clip.
Second clip.


I'd like to see the energy balance numbers; my guess is it's just an expensive way to generate hydrogen.

Posted by joke du jour at July 10, 2007 08:29 PM

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If the falme is the burning of oxygen what is the the of set or the emmison that the flame leaves off?

Posted by: David at July 16, 2007 07:39 PM

Doesn't hydrogen burning in oxygen produce a clear flame? At least in visible wavelengths, that is? This vid shows a very yellow flame. I'm not sure what they guy has invented, but splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water is pretty easy, and efficient using electricity, solar PV or wind generated for instance. Is it really that much more efficient to use radio waves to split the water?

Curiouser and curiouser...

Posted by: Anonymous at July 20, 2007 04:53 PM

who do you think will buy the patten from this dr.?
I think that this new energy will go to the richest people, oil compines so that they can put a hold on this for the 8 years before the people can start useing this incretable energy.

Posted by: robert at September 5, 2007 09:42 PM

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