[LMB] Hydrogen (WAS OT:- Segway)

Ray Drouillard RayLists at quixnet.net
Wed, 4 Dec 2002 10:55:25 -0500


----- Original Message -----
From: "James M. BRYANT, G4CLF" <jbryant at iee.org>
To: <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 2:52 AM
Subject: [LMB] Hydrogen (WAS OT:- Segway)


> Ray Drouillard points out that:-
>
>  >Right now, to get hydrogen, you generally have to use fossil fuel.  You
end
>  >up getting less energy (and produce more CO2) than you would have gotten
by
>  >just burning the fossil fuel.  That will change if we either turn more
to
>  >fission power, or come up with a practical fusion reactor.
>
> With a practical fusion reactor you get hydrogen by electrolysing a little
> atmospheric water vapour and then burn it to helium in the reactor to get
> the electricity to capture and electrolyse some more vapour with a lot of
> spare electricity over.

And also electrolyse a bunch of water in order to get hydrogen that can be
used in fuel cells or even burned in IC engines.

>
> Building a hydrogen fusion reactor smaller than the sun is left as a
trivial
> exercise for the student.

Here are some plans:
http://www.belljar.net/634fusor.pdf
http://www.farnovision.com/chronicles/fusion/vassilatos.html


Ray Drouillard