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About: fill your car up with aluminum - cnn.com

Maybe or not.  Producing H2 from Gallium & Aluminum might be the answer. Controlling the experiment might be a bit dicey. Pellets react with water & produce H2 for fuel cells or direct burning.  I recommend fuel cells. Don't want to increase the heat in the atmosphere due to hot steam. Beats the flintstone mobile solution! The dream of filling up your car with H2O is nice.  Managing the byproduct of alumina for recycling seems limiting as well. Gallium  & Aluminum are similar elements.  There must be some kind of catalytic arrangement to make it work since aluminum reacts slowly with H2O & Air.

Tags

  1. energy alternatives
  2. gallium
  3. aluminum
  4. alumina
  5. hydrogen
  6. alternative energy

Comments


Mark de LA says
Here is the google of 138,000 worth of links on the subject.  Purdue has licensed the patent to a company AlGalCo:
source: ... The Purdue Research Foundation holds title to the primary patent, which has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is pending. An Indiana startup company, AlGalCo LLC., has received a license for the exclusive right to commercialize the process.
...The alumina (aluminum oxide) gets recycled through electricity back into Aluminum. They recommended using a Nuclear Power plant directly without going through the power grid in remote locations.  Save up those beer cans they might just get more valuable.



Seth says
More about this new energy source here One wonders how much energy it takes to produce these pellets of aluminum and gallium and what we are going to do with all of that aluminum oxide.  Now that the story is out, perhaps the "egos" at the Department of Energy wont be able to sit on it ... why would they be able to sit on it anyway.  It sure would be kewl to fill up the tank with water ... hmmm maybe not even need to fill it up ... just recycle it from the engine since it is one of the products of combusting hydrogen.

Mark de LA says
The website from purdueshows an mpeg of the process.  The first thing that comes to mind is how will they deal with the alumina?  How can they turn that into a fuel system? Solid waste is several times the volume of the liquid & aluminum to start.

Mark de LA says
There is also this one with the raw material being starch from New Scientist. Unfortunately,  someone hasn't done the numbers on the amount of starch & the storage space and a few other details. I think the Aluminum/Gallium solution is better. 

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