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QUOTE O’ THE DAY
"All we can do is analyze, aggregate, and synthesize bad news.
that pretty much says it all.Timo wrote:Alchemy Research white paper.
The system uses only two reactants, aluminum and water.
Tanada wrote:This seems to me to just be a variation on the theme, after all I have been reading about solid Boron fueled engines for a very long time. The basic principle is the same, you oxidize a solid fuel capturing all of the oxidized waste product which you then re-refine into fresh fuel electrically. You could in theory do this with almost any easily burning metal starting with Lithium right up to the Actinides. See http://www.eagle.ca/~gcowan/235_248.pdf
Fishman wrote:No, not really progress. This shows aluminum can be used as a fuel, after its been processed, a high energy process. Just as water can be used, after a high energy process breaks the hydrogen and oxygen bonds. You would have to invest huge amounts of energy. Remember, energy returned on energy invested is the key.
But to be fair Timo, thanks for the thread. Aluminum might be our "tank" for hydrogen production in cars.
Metal sodium is explosive in h20, all by itself without a match. But like aluminum it also cost a crap load of energy to mine and process.
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