Decomposition of water into highly combustible hydroxyl gas used in internal combustion engines for electricity generation

  • FI Izuegbunam
  • AA Isangedighi

Abstract

Global warming is on the increase and the current energy trends are headed towards the use of alternative sources of energy that produce less amounts of carbon dioxide. This paper proposes water as an alternative energy source that is cheap, abundant in nature and will achieve minimum emission goal. The method proposed involves the decomposition of water into highly combustible hydroxyl gas via electrolysis, which is used in internal combustion engines of electrical generators for electricity generation. The by-product obtained from combustion of this gas is water vapour and oxygen to replenish the atmosphere. This technology could also be used in various gasoline/diesel driven machines.

Keywords: Water, hydroxyl gas, electrolysis, electricity generation, Brown’s gas, global warming

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 6(4): 448 - 454, 2010

Author Biographies

FI Izuegbunam
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
AA Isangedighi
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
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