Substituting water instead of gas! Is there a possibility of running cars on water? People have been asking this question trying to figure out a new way for increasing the mileage of their cars and to fight the hike in prices of conventional fuel.
One must clearly understand in the first place that water itself would not run your car. Water is actually being used as a substitute source of fuel and the cars would run on a hybrid paradigm.
One must know the constraint clearly that energy needs to be extracted from water utilizing much lesser energy than what was required to create water. It does not seem feasible in the true sense if we endeavor to obtain pure hydrogen from water.
Though it seems pretty viable if we attempt to alienate the oxygen atoms from the hydrogen atoms present in water, and produce a useful fuel called HHO or Brown’s gas, that has been coined the aforesaid name owing to the name of the scientist Yull Brown.
One must build their own hydrogen generating module to create this gas. It is very easy to do and the components can be procured from the local market for a price not exceeding $ 65. People have been able to build their own modules within a weekend using tools that are commonly available at home.
Electrolysis is the key process on which hydrogen generators work. We only need to provide a little bit of power from the car battery via an arrangement of electrodes partially immersed in water and the opposite charges split the water molecule into two molecules of water and one molecule of oxygen.
This environmentally safe and clean burning gas is made on demand. When this gas is mixed with the fuel we have already been using, the resultant mixture makes the engine run powerfully in an extremely cool and clean manner.
The cars are usually not designed in a way favorable to obtain better mileage. The fuel that does not get burnt is camouflaged by catalytic converters ensuring that we fill up extra lot of the fuel from time to time (of course this entails a lot of tax as well) and the hazardous residues that remain spoil the car’s engine ultimately failing it with time.