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Old 05-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Hydrogen enhanced combustion has been well documented to improve fuel economy and emissions. As a drop in fuel replacement for gasoline its a dead end way down on power and range. Hydrogen does have some desirable characteristics. Burns 4X faster then gasoline, easily ignited, MON octane 130. Blending 5%-20% with fuel supply cuts gasoline consumption about the same amount. Kind of like using lighter fluid to bring charcoal in barbeque up to burning temp. Making hydrogen on the fly via brute force electrolysis isn't going to get the job done. Pulse width modulation ( ala Stan Meyers, Bob Boyce) may have some merrit.
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