Thursday, June 26, 2008

Old 2005 Wired Article regarding Truckers using HHO

I stumbled across this article while researching the phrase hydrogen fuel injection system. Hydrogen fuel injection systems are also known as water hybrid or water fuel cell or hydrogen on demand systems or hho gas. All of these are typically advertised as technologies that enable you to run your car or vehicle on water.
This article points out that a trucking company in Kansas was saving $700/month in fuel costs per truck by using these devices. Since gas prices have doubled since then, it's safe to assume they may be saving over $1500/month. They had ordered these for 25 units.

This is one of those cases where it's interesting to place a balance sheet showing decreased fuel costs next to a forum posting citing the impossibility of hho gas devices due to the laws of thermodynamics. Luckily, the issue is not merely philosophical but rather something to be settled by science! :-)

1 comment:

tony_finn said...

Hi b,(b).
My name is Tony, & I live in London, England, where Unleaded Potrol [Gasoline] is currently 1.20 to 1.30GBP per LITRE (that's 5.40 to 5.75GBP: $10.50 to $11.25 per GALLON!!!). I have just designed & built a portable HGGK, [Hydrogen Gas Generator Kit], which has been tested over time as a "stand alone" and is now being tested in a LIVE mobile controlled test in my 1979 Ford cortina 5 seater. Prior to use of the HG [Hydrogen Gas] Kit my car; on a 100mile trip at a steady, controlled, 70mph was acheiving 34mpg. When i turn on the HG I achieve 74mpg on the same journey, at a rate of water consumption averaging 3.25 imperial pints [=65 Fl.oz= 4.06 US pints] per 100mile trip at this speed. Water consumption,however, varies considerabally according to uncontrollable factors, such as weather,ambient temperature, humidity etc... Early days yet, but these matters are all minor hurdles. This system stores NO HYDROGEN GAS, but creates the gas as it is needed and used, thereby minimising the risk of any accident/incident. These "minimised" risks are all but totally illiminated by the introduction of a series of filters, one way valves and other reverse combustion prevention devises placed strategically within the route between the HG cell & the car engine's air intake [where the gas enters the combustion engine]. Carbon emisions in the tests, so far, show variable eductions between 50 & 68%. I will be posting my findings & results with the Web community on the 1st of July, as my design is currently under-going patenting & copyrite approvals. The technology is, however, in the public domain & as such ANYONE who makes the safety issues paramount can now do this without ANY risk of causing a HG explosion. Should you [or anyone else] wish to know more about my project/findings/ results feel free to e-mail me, or my alias water_car_boy@btinternet.com or view my results in July on YouTube. also to be found on the BBC News website under the "YourNews" page. Good Luck with your research.