well this man in the US has invented a car that runs on water !!!
I have hard to belive it , but as show in the videoclip in the link it seems to be working , but I do fear that this is just a joke ore something … never heard about it berfor today …
Can I point out that most countries in the world have water issues. Those that don’t are too busy educating their citizens about treating disgusting diseases, by not drinking sewerage water running down the street, to worry about fixing their water issues:p
Australia has water shortages about 80% of the time.
China doesn’t have drinkable water. Except that which is imported in bottles.
European men are turning into nancy boys, thanks to the water being repeatedly filtered through the hormone riddled kidneys of women popping birth control pills.
At the moment, I think water comes in about $1 a litre from a bottle (retail).
That’s about 2/3 the price of fuel atm. Once every car on the road starts using water, the price is gonna sky rocket, not to mention the water shortage issues. And yes I know that when you break water into hydrogen & oxygen & make it go bang, it goes back to water … but someone’ll find a new way to ensure wastage.
Besides, oil companies aren’t gonna let that sort of technology out of the bag. The scientist will either sell the patents to the oil companies, or the oil companies will give him a burlap bag, a few bricks and a nice waterfront view … for a few seconds.
To top it off, Hydrogen is rather … um … volatile … and tends to explode at the drop of a Hat … literally. INSANEHAT!
To top it off, the energy required to convert water into it’s chemical constituents is tremendous. You won’t be helping the environment by plugging in your water car, so it can refuel overnight. The electricity from the grid is mostly generated from fossil fuels anyway, except in places where the residents have a healthy green glow at night
And why would you need drinkable water to run your car, eh debro?
Looking at my map, there’s plenty of water around Australia
And a water shortage, heck havent you heard about the polar icecaps?
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I wouldnt imagine it could run on drinking water, more likely distilled water, and if the waste water that came out was the same as it went in, you could put back into the engine, and continue to run your car until all the water evaporates.
I would expect for best results, you’d need distilled water, although I guess saltwater would be okay too (since salt conducts electricity).
But you certainly don’t want little bits of crap floating through it. Hell … the catalytic converters already change all those nasty fumes into rotten egg gas and I reckon that’s bad enough
But what about china? What can you do there! Damn! You’d spend 1/2 of every day cleaning the muck out of your fuel tank
Damn, I’d hate to have to syphon fuel out of someones tank!
Ewwwww! Nay, that dredges levels of "Ew"dom hitherto unchronicled.
Polar icecaps? Don’t they like, keep the world from flooding or something?
I think you hit the nail on the head with that one. Exactlly how much money are the oil companies liable to loose if cars started running on water? You have some countries who’s whole economy is oil. I doubt they would take kindly to it and I have heard stories about them purchasing the rights to alternative fuel ideas in the past (suposedly to research them, lol).
As far as the volatile nature of hydrogen, I honestly don’t think it would be a problem with the proper research (which the oil companies have interest in because they don’t want it to happen). http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/pdfs/adv_h2_storage.pdf
I have heard of several diffrent therorys on stabalizing hydrogen, some as simple as combining it with a chemical (similar to the way acetone stabalizes acetylene), though I think the problem with that was seperating if back out from the chemical for use.
If the oil companies stood to profit from it, I think we would already have water powered cars, but as they will tend to loose a fortune?