From the Desk of the Creators of Water4gas.com:
The History of HHO
Monday, July 18, 2011 2:47:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Back in the early 1980′s one evening I was sitting at my parent’s in Israel, watching the evening news out of boredom. Out of the blue came an article that almost made me jump in my seat. They showed a stylish French car driving through the streets of Paris.
The car was red, all shiny and sexy like most other French cars, but to my amazement they said it drove on WATER ALONE. Furthermore, the French will start producing it within two months and it would cost only 200,000 Francs (sounded pretty affordable in those days). I was excited, to say the least – a dream come true at last, and in such a sexy package!!!
I waited two months. Nobody mentioned that car. I waited two years. Nobody mentioned that car. I waited two decades. No mention.
A water-fueled car, commercially made, is a still a dream but we’re not too far today. Many cars in the past few decades claimed to produce fuel from water on board with no other energy input. I personally created and drove hybrids that got energy from both water and conventional fuel (I had one gasoline Toyota that got 61 MPG and one diesel VV that got 64 MPG).
The science behind extracting fuel from water can be learned from books written by myself and other authors. Simply said, we turn water into “HHO” – a mixture of hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) gases, typically in a 2:1 ratio, the same proportion as water. The hydrogen is used as the fuel and the oxygen as the oxidizer, and after releasing some energy the HHO reverts back to water.
This is exciting BUT NOT NEW! Oh no it’s not.
The picture depicts a nineteenth century bellows-operated HHO blowpipe (primitive torch), including two different types of flashback arrestor. According to WikiPedia, it was developed in 1827 by English mineralogist Edward Daniel Clarke and American chemist Robert Hare in the early nineteenth century. It produced a flame hot enough to melt hard materials such as platinum, porcelain and fire brick, and was a valuable tool in several fields of science.
The first recorded successes in decomposing water into Hydrogen and Oxygen happened 222 YEARS AGO. Dutch chemist Adriaan Paets van Troostwijk and medical doctor Jan Rudolph Deiman used an electrostatic machine and a Leyden jar (the first battery) for the first electrolysis of water. The year was 1789, when George Washington was elected as President. Yes, quite a while back!
In the USA, the first HHO Patent that I could find (#0040805) was granted to Spanish inventor Jacques Arbos. The year was 1863, when Abraham Lincoln fought a war to abolish slavery.
In these past two and half centuries of HHO history, THOUSANDS of inventors and experimenters have contributed to the advent of HHO. Ever since 2006 when I founded the Water4Gas movement, people were saying “your invention” in various contexts. Every time, without fail, I corrected them saying that HHO is ancient technology and we are just using the Internet to take it to the next step – letting millions taste the wonders of fuel-from-water, hoping to see water cars made commercially soon.
Speaking of history, I want to take this opportunity to thank ALL the experimenters and scientists who have contributed to this technology and public awareness of it. The most comprehensive list of water fuel inventors and inventions is provided in the book “The Science Behind Water4Gas” available in our bookstore.
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