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Originally Posted by DENCOUCH
and what effect might that be? I was under the understanding that a Catalyst was not consumed during the process, and was an expediter. Think Catalytic Converter. H2 as a catalyst cannot perform as a catalyst and create energy that was not there to begin with. It could reactively change the compounds that currently exist in the combustion chamber, but what would be changed that would release hidden horsepower? The same could be said for the heat of combustion, huh.

I dunno about H2 having a "Catalytic" effect on anything.. except maybe as an expediter of cash from your pocket, to a huckster's.

The theory is.....H increases the burn rate so the fuel (gas) is more completely burned so therefore increases power out per unit of fuel.

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Cool theory

Now, if science would only invent a contraption to measure HP output of an engine. Why, this effect could even be measured!
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Would you want a highly volatile gas put in a tank under pressure in your car. Second H2 likes to combine with O making water, how do you keep contamination down. Every time you fill up with H2 you would be introducing a percent of contamination. No matter what you do there will be a certain amount of contamination introduce to the H2, from the plant to your car. Is every car on the road going to have a hazmat sticker on them? What about the training needed for people to work on these H2 systems installed in these cars, or the training needed by emergency personal when a accident happens?
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Don,t get out

I went to the newsweek site and it was not about fuel and I only mention Pickens because he is doing instead of talking. The facts are that we have almost unlimited ng in many forms including renewable sources. I ran a 350 Chev in a 1981 Impala from 1989 till 1995 and when I tore down the engine the cross hatch was still in good shape. This fuel is coming back in the ports on the west coast in order to reduce smog. It is ony a matter of time till we get pumps for our homes. Liquid ng is really good because the massive amount of btus squeezed in a small container. If there wasn,t millions of cars around the globe already on this fuel I would be more sceptical.
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