Using water as a fuel
Name: Nick J Hartman
What scientific breakthroughs are needed to bring about a cost effective high
volume means of breaking water down to hydrogen and oxygen. The time is near
where we should stop using carbon based fuels (agree?). Who is doing this
research and where are they at?
In the late 1970's, some work on hydrogen as fuel (derived from water by
electrolysis) was done at Brookhaven National Laboratory and at Los Alamos
National Laboratory - the research reports are available from the National
Technical Information Service. In 1986 Congress considered a bill called "The
Hydrogen Research and Development Act", and again in 1990 a bill called "The
Spark Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act" was
considered. Reports are available from the US Government Printing Office.
Here are some books on the Subject:
Peavey, M. 1988 "Fuel from Water"
Veziroglu, T. 1983 "Hydrogen Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond"
Bockris, J. 1980 "Energy Options"
Williams, L. 1980 "Hydrogen Power"
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