Hydrogen: the fuel of the future

Essay by JsonCollege, UndergraduateF, January 1996

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i was angry at the "socialized world" when i wrote this......it's kinda funny now... he really liked it. he said it showed "original thoughts and opinions" .....i was just venting.....



By: Json

Why are we as Americans so afraid to change? even if it is a change for the better? the

world has been using oil coal and other petroleum products to power just about everything

that moves for the last 150 years. yet most cars in the united states only get 10-20 miles a

gallon and even the 'good' ones can get only a petty 20-50 miles a gallon. so why do we

put up with the inefficiency when there are far better alternatives out there? Such as

hydrogen, which was discovered hundreds of years ago. Hydrogen has long been known

for its explosive propeties (with air) and abundance in the universe (in other forms i.e.

water on earth, and its form in space is a gas). Hydrogen can do just about everything

conventional fuels can do but better.

Hydrogen can be 'packaged' in several ways, as a fuel gas in a H2/02 powered engine or

the newly devised solid state pellet of hydrogen isotopes that contains about the equivalent

of 5000 cubic feet of hydrogen and is broken down and releases gas into the second

chamber where it goes to the engine for use. There are many ways to get pure hydrogen

out of many compounds using methods such as electrolysis and chemical reactions. One of

the easiest ways is using a chemical reaction. Simple chemicals (aluminum,sodium

hydroxide, and water) can be reacted in the home to produce heavy hydrogen to power

your furnace or your hot water heater . No electrical power at all is required. The reaction

also gives off...