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Old 25-08-2011, 19:13   #1
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Fuel from Salt Water

They have conveniently left out how much energy it takes to produce the radio waves.
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Old 25-08-2011, 19:25   #2
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Re: Fuel from salt water

Are you kidding me?????

How did they go through all that and not ask how much energy they were pumping into the sea water via the radio waves vs how much energy they were getting from that little candle flame?

You can split sea water into hydrogen and oxygen easily using electricity if you want to. Why would you convert the electricity into radio waves, then into hydrogen and oxygen, then into heat, and then into rotary motion? Each step has losses. Convert the electricity directly into rotary motion using an electric motor and you'll be way ahead.

Now if he had shown that the radio wave conversion was more efficient than electrolytic conversion, then we might have some interest for those who are pushing hydrogen fuel cells as a good idea, but they didn't even address that simple question.
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OK, I just can't stop ranting. He essentially invented a powerful microwave. Except we invented the microwave in the late forties. He's only 70 years late.

I don't mind that a pleasant old guy likes to tinker, but the media has to think things through a bit before suggesting we've just solved the energy crisis.
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Re: Fuel from salt water

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the media has to think things through a bit before suggesting we've just solved the energy crisis.
But that's exactly what people want to hear. I don't like any more than you do.
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