[LMB] Hydrogen (WAS OT:- Segway)
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Wed, 4 Dec 2002 10:55:25 -0500
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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
> >up getting less energy (and produce more CO2) than you would have gotten
> >just burning the fossil fuel. That will change if we either turn more
> >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
> exercise for the student.
Here are some plans: