How to run your car on water has been the latest technology and internet buzz. But can you really run a car on water? Is a water-powered car becoming a reality or is it just a scam?
With rising gas prices, more people are using alternative energy sources and gas-saving technologies to save gas and increase their car's gas mileage. Recently, several Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kits have shown up all over the internet, such as Run Your Car on Water and Water 4 Gas, that claim to provide such a solution that will allow you to run your car on water. This article looks at the truth behind these claims. While some are legitimate, others are just plain misleading.
With the price of gas being so high, such solutions warrant the time to investigate the possibilities. This article will be a three part series (please see my other articles to read parts 2 and 3) which evaluates multiple "run your car on water" kits as you've seen on the Internet and the Pros and cons of water-gas conversion systems.
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There are numerous ways to increase your car's gas mileage, but the most talked about, and most controversial gas-saving method is probably "run your car on water".
First, for these readers who believe that running a car on water is just adding water to a gas tank, you are very mistaken and you will need to read this article in its entirety. Adding water to a gas tank will create serious damages to your car, seeing as water and gas will not mix. It would cost you thousands of dollars to repair and will automatically void any warranty that you may have on your car. This is one of the most common misconceptions people have about "run your car on water".
The secret of adding water to a car is to use a "kit" or a "system" to convert water to HHO or Brown's Gas with the assistance of baking soda, Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), Sodium Hydroxide. Electricity is used from your cars own battery or from a rechargeable solar battery charged by a thin solar panel attached to the car's roof.
The Brown's Gas acts as a stimulus to the gasoline. HHO and gasoline mix together from two separate paths (as you will see from the diagram below). Brown's gas acts as an oxidant through air inflow to make gasoline burn more efficiently. Brown's gas boosts octane and horse power. Brown's gas is implosive and not explosive.
Now you may be asking, what is HHO (also known as Brown's Gas)? What are the differences between H2O and HHO?
H2O is the chemical formula for a water molecule, where a single oxygen atom is bonded with two hydrogen atoms. HHO, or Brown's Gas is a popular way of writing OxyHydrogen, which is a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen gases, usually in a 2:1 ratio. Thus, HHO = Hydrogen-Hydrogen-Oxygen. Since the oxygen and hydrogen are in mixed gas mode and not bonded, it is not H2O (or water). Bonding hydrogen and oxygen requires an ignition and chemical reaction. When the Oxyhydrogen gas is lit, oxygen and hydrogen atoms bond and release energy, the end result of the chemical reaction is water vapor.
HHO is also called Brown's Gas, which was named after Dr Brown who discovered the HHO process in the 1960s. The process was then confirmed by other chemists in the 1990s. It is believed Brown's Gas will replace petroleum as the fuel of the future (source: Webster Dictionary). Hundreds of energy implementations have already used Brown's Gas as a fuel source. HHO or Brown's gas is for real and it's more powerful than hydrogen ( Brownsgas.com for more information).
So how does all of this equate to how you can run your car on water? I believe things are better illustrated in pictures as most people can understand better when something is laid out for them. In the picture below, you can see the diagram for one of the approaches used to generate HHO and feed to auto engine in real practice:
[image courtesy of Water4Gas]
In the most recent news on water-powered cars from Reuters (06-13-2008). A Japanese company named Genepax has used the water technology to power a car. The company indicates they will sell the system for ¥2,000,000 (or about $18,700).
However, one does not need to spend $18,700 on such a system. In fact, this kind of knowledge has been around for a quite some time on the internet and to obtain such information along with the do-it-yourself costs, can be less than $100.
Water conversion knowledge and systems is scattered in online discussion forums, online ebooks, and websites. The most comprehensive and useful manuals are usually not free seeing that this is valuable information and can potentially save people thousands of dollars a year. In my next articles, we'll look at various run your car on water "systems" or "kits" sold on the Internet. We'll also discuss the pros and cons of water-gas technology.
In order to get better knowledge of the systems and kits that are out there, we have personally test out 9 of the better and well known kits available on the internet today. In future articles, we will discuss these in depth, however if you would like to see the preliminary results, just click here.