Skip to comments.Cars run on water: Miracle or scam?
Posted on 05/23/2006 9:27:27 AM PDT by floridaobserver
Though the developer of a technology that uses water to produce a flammable gas says it provides a solution to high gas prices plaguing the nation, detractors claim the businessman's idea is a scam.
Denny Klein is president of Hydrogen Technologies Applications in Clearwater, Fla. His patented machine uses an electrical charge to separate the atoms of H2O into HHO, a gas he calls "Aquygen."
"You get a huge energy response," Klein told the Tampa Tribune. "But this gas is very, very safe."
He first used the fuel to power a welding tool, but soon tried it out in a hybrid automobile.
The flame, though on its own registers just 259 degrees Fahrenheit, heats up to the melting point of whatever substance it touches, explained Steve Lusko, project manager for Hydrogen Technologies Applications.
"For example, when you ignite our flame and touch it to steel, it will cut right through it at 1,400 degrees," Lusko told WND.
"It will melt a hole right through a brick at 4,500 degrees. It reacts to whatever it touches."
So, Lusko says, the gas has the ability to bond to whatever fuel it is mixed with, like gasoline in a hybrid car.
"Upon combustion, you get a dramatic increase in energy BTUs," he said, "and you get an equally dramatic decrease in emission pollution, because the burn is so highly efficient, what would have come out of the tailpipe as an emission ends up getting burned up and used."
An "electrolyzer" in Klein's 1994 Ford Escort uses electricity from the alternator to initiate the electrolysis process to make the HHO gas out of water, explained Lusko. That gas is then pumped to the manifold and into the gas tank.
"The gas then bonds with the gasoline in the gas tank," Lusko said, "and then upon combustion, that's when you get the reaction, giving you higher gas mileage and cleaner emissions."
Why not run a car with exclusively HHO gas?
"We have combustion engines here that have run completely on our Aquygen," Lusko said, "but it would be a matter of engineering."
Lusko says in tests the mileage of the hybrid vehicle has improved anywhere from 25 to 53 percent.
A fuel that reacts to whatever it touches, going from 259F to 4500F depending on the melting point? SCAM!
I don't need any shares of his stock.
It grants an increase in gas mileage. Looks real enough to me. Take that Saudi Arabia.
HHO? LOL. That is just writing H2O differently. Basically what this article is saying is that you will increase the BTU in your gasoline by injecting it with STEAM. I call Bull**** on that one.
Someone then told me that I had it all wrong, but couldn't offer a valid counter-argument, or point to a flaw in my reasoning.
Excuse me, did you say scam?
Why would you have to pump the gas to both the manifold and the gas tank. One or the other should accomplish the desired result.
"We have combustion engines here that have run completely on our Aquygen," Lusko said
Sorry. I smell Bee Ess.
It's a scam until they publish a paper with the reaction mechanism and the amount of energy it takes to create HH0...and keep it stable.
As for the laws of Thermodynamics and Natural Physics,...perhaps they are laws that were made to someday be broken.
Sort of like our immigration laws currently on the books.
Anybody who believes this will believe anything.
Don't forget to keep the tanks far apart, like these guys do.
Foxnews did a report on this too. According to them, Hummer is developing a small fleet of hummvees for the US Military that use this guys technology.
I tried it. It melted a hole clear through my engine block, dropped down, melted through the roadsurface, and kept on going. Prolly in China, by now...
"I just think folks ought to wait a bit and see before they offhandedly bash everything."
Idiots often engage their mouth before putting thier brain into gear.
Thank God people on this forum weren't inventing things over the last few thousand years.
We'd still be eating berries and hiding from saber tooths.
A lot of people thought airplanes were impossible. And the way hummingbirds fly violate every law of physics.
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