Water 4 Gas: One Of The Great Whopping Frauds Of Our Age
"Lord love a duck!" I'm old enough to remember when it was considered absolutely scandalous to swear in public, thus I recall fondly when proper gentlemen and ladies would resort to exclamations like that. If I were to state exactly what I think of Water 4 Gas, I would have to resort to far more colorful and far less family friendly terms than that, so let it suffice to say "Water 4 Gas: Lord love a duck!"
Since it is obvious that most Water 4 Gas evangelists dropped out of grade school and their ADHD prevents them from reading too far down in any article, let me state the conclusion right here: "Are you out of your ever-duck-lovin' minds?"
Yes, I do admit that all the hype about Water 4 Gas sounds really good, doesn't it? "Beat the conspiracy of the big automakers who want you to run gasoline engines!" Er... in case you haven't noticed, the big automakers can't give most of their cars away these days, so wouldn't you think that they would jump at a fuel that would actually bring them sales when they're just days away from bankruptcy? However that is logic, and I am aware that is a word that Water 4 Gas enthusiasts can't spell... along with mom, dad and bye bye.
Let's examine why Water 4 Gas is one of the truly great fabrications, mendacities, prevarications, fallacies, deceits, frauds and outright whopping stupidities of our age:
Most Water 4 Gas claims surround the HHO process which electrolyses water into Brown's Gas and then recombines the oxygen and hydrogen through combustion to release energy. There is a nasty little obstacle to these claims and that is the first law of thermodynamics which clearly states that the combustion recombination of the two gases can at best only release the exact amount of energy that was required to separate them. In reality, there are various energy losses inherent in the HHO process, thus the energy derived by burning the hydrogen does not even equal the amount required to create that amount of gas.
In other words, a gasoline powered car utilizing an HHO system as a "power booster" will actually use up more conventional fuel than if the system had been left on the shelf (or trash can) where it belongs. More energy in the form of combusted gasoline will be used to heat up the electrolysis chamber's water and conduits than is derived from the final combustion of the hydrogen. To look at it another way, let's say that you were convinced that bolting a big fan on the roof of your car would increase your fuel economy by 10%, but it took the power generated by 25% of your gasoline to actually run the fan: Unless you flunked math in the third grade, you'd know that it's a pretty fuel-ish thing to do!
None of the HHO physics make any sense at all. You don't need to understand
P = (kg) x V x DV / Dt
to comprehend that it takes a modern American car about 25 HP or around 20 kW to cruise at freeway speeds. To allow for the HHO to provide 25% of that power you would need 5kW or well over 400 amps at the 12V electricity your car runs on. Given that most of your car's wiring is 30A or 20A or even less, how is that electricity being transmitted? Through Tesla Induction?
The extensive, proven, scientifically valid research that has been conducted has determined that a huge electrolysis cell that would fill the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car will generate barely enough energy to keep a 50cc lawnmower or motor scooter idling. Let's forget actually running over 1000 rpm. And, of course, forget actually running the Lincoln, even without the enormous weight of the cell itself.
Many HHO loonies point to the MPG computers in cars showing vastly improved mileage. That has nothing to do with mileage but is an effect of injecting an unfamiliar gas into the fuel system sensors and confusing the computer! The only true test of mileage is:
- Run the car until it's empty and stalls.
- Place a carefully premeasured amount of fuel into the tank.
- Run the car until it's empty and stalls.
- Calculate your mileage.
If you calculate the mileage according to this procedure before and after HHO system installation you will invariably find that your real MPG has dropped! By as much as 40%! So HHO costs you 40% gasoline, it doesn't save 40%!
Warning, you might want to do this in a cheap old car as your fuel pump will not be amused. But then again, the much higher operating temperatures and propensity for pre-ignition in engines with HHO systems usually end up burning your valves and damaging your pistons, so your car is likely not long for this world anyway.
Of course what would a Water 4 Gas article be without including the late "great" Stanley Meyer and his resonant molecular splitting DC voltage thingimabobbie? Mr. Meyer is a YouTube legend both with his "water-engined dune buggy," and his death by aneurysm which has sparked more conspiracy theories than 9/11. The hard facts that his technology has never, during his life or after his death, ever ever ever been shown to work in any manner whatsoever seem to not faze his supporters one iota. But that's because one iota is all the cranial power they possess.
But what about Ozzie Freedom (actually Eyal Siman-Tov) and his Zero-Point-Energy claims? Er... well... he's a Scientologist, so I'm sure that the technology was passed to him by Xenu himself who uses it to power his DC-8 spaceliners. Any Clear knows that thetans love pictures, as Scientologists are too stupid to read. Maybe Water 4 Gas fans are all Scientologists? Or maybe they are all just stupid? Or aren't Scientology and Stupidity synonyms?
Water 4 Gas. "Lord love a duck! Are you out of your ever-duck-lovin' minds?" Is there an echo in here?
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