Will Salt Water Replace Fossil Fuels & Solve the World's Energy Crisis?
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September 11, 2007

Will Salt Water Replace Fossil Fuels & Solve the World's Energy Crisis?

Energy_crisis_1_2 Many of world's great discoveries -from x-rays to penicillin- where made by accident.

Did someone accidentally invent a machine that could solve the gasoline and energy crisis plaguing our planet?

Sanibel Island resident John Kanzius wondered if his background in physics and radio could come in handy in treating the cancer attacking his body. Kanzius, 63, invented a machine that emits radio waves in an attempt to kill cancerous cells while leaving normal cells intact. While testing his machine, he noticed that his invention did something else—it burned salt water.

John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with the radio-frequency generator he developed for the purpose of treating cancer. To his surprise, he discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn. This discovery has scientists around the world excited by the prospect of using salt water, the most abundant resource on earth, as a fuel.

This unexpected breakthrough is "the most remarkable in water science in 100 years," according to Rustum Roy, a Penn State University chemist, who has now independently verified the phenomenon at his State College lab.

The radio frequencies act to weaken the bonds between the elements that make up salt water, releasing the hydrogen, Roy said. Once ignited, the hydrogen will burn as long as it is exposed to the frequencies, he said.

"This is the most abundant element in the world. It is everywhere," Roy said. "Seeing it burn gives me the chills."

Roy will meet this week with officials from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense to try to obtain research funding. Scientists want to find out whether the energy output from the burning hydrogen — which reached a heat of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit — would be enough to power a car or other heavy machinery.

"We will get our ideas together and check this out and see where it leads," Roy said. "The potential is huge."

Posted by Rebecca Sato

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http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/09/10/salt-water-as-fuel-burning-hydrogen-with-radio-waves-its-true/

http://donklephant.com/2007/05/28/turning-salt-water-into-fuel/

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/103-09102007-1404931.html

Video Link:
http://tv.netscape.com/story/2007/09/06/video-burning-salt-water-alternative-fuel

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07252/815920-85.stm

Comments

Is Cold fusion next?

The laws of thermodynamics are pretty clear. No matter how you do it, it takes more energy to break the bonds of water than you'll get back from burning it. This will not yield power, and the hype over it is just another in a long line of ideas for quick fix power.

You may be right Chris, but the laws of science never predicted you could burn water in the first place! It's definitely well worth investigating. Many energy sources had to be fine-tuned before they yielded positive results. I, for one, am excited to see where this research leads.

You may be right Chris, but the laws of science never predicted you could burn water in the first place! It's definitely well worth investigating. Many energy sources had to be fine-tuned before they yielded positive results. I, for one, am excited to see where this research leads.

You may be right Chris, but the laws of science never predicted you could burn water in the first place! It's definitely well worth investigating. Many energy sources had to be fine-tuned before they yielded positive results. I, for one, am excited to see where this research leads.

I remember burning water in 9th grade sciene class. A battery had some electrodes attached to each terminal. We put the electrodes into salt water. The two electrodes were put under separate test tubes to collect the gas. When current was passed the water dissociated and hydrogen was collected in one test tube and oxygen in the other. We took the test tubes out and stuck a burning piece of wood in each. We got a "pop" as the gases burned. (well the hydrogen burned the oxygen caused the wood to burn faster.) Say, Can I get a goverment grant too?

I had already stumbled upon another article referring to this RF energy excited salt water combustion and the articles so far were very sketchy. To get water to release it's Hydrogen takes energy. The big question is how much energy? What you want to know is the energy input verses energy output of such a process. Perhaps you could publish that information in your article? :-)

I would recommend that people maintain a combination of hope and inquisitiveness, but not without a very strong dose of skepticism.

This is an example of essentially the same scheme from 20 years ago, to which people similarly overreacted:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fuel_cell


People have been researching various ways of dissociating hydrogen from water for a very long time. So far, findings indicate that using radio frequency energy of a particular frequency or band as opposed to using direct current or relatively slower pulsed direct current simply shifts the power loss from one part of the process to another, and simple electrolysis employing direct current appears to be the more efficient approach. In other words, each method of separating water into it’s constituent components, hydrogen and oxygen, requires energy input and will have relative degrees of efficiency. So the big question is, can you make the process efficient enough to have any practicality? Maybe if someone can figure out a highly efficient way of using solar energy to extract hydrogen from water, it would be useful? I have no doubt that a great number of highly capable folks are working on that now. Basically, one must consider where the input energy for the process is going to come from. Latent solar energy in the form of fossil fuels will not meet our energy needs forever, so at least it’s good that people are starting to think about it!

The key to success will be getting the RF frequency higher and then being able to control the acceleration process.
In the near future we will find out how to re-construct matter using High pitched frequency.
Mark my words !

our company was the one who built the device he used (per his specifications) it is interesting and novel use of the device, however i must point out that the amount of kilowatts used to drive it would not match the energy released from burning the water. how ever that is not to say that it could not be useful in some way.

ok i just went to our engineering office, the unit is a radio exciter using a 1 kilowatt amplifier.

Our engineer points out that the arch points that he used were not designed to excite water(they were to zap cancer cells), how ever if a more effeciant antenna where used, as well using a diferent conatner then a beaker, he might be able to increase the efficancy by several times.

He points out that is a miracle that he discovered it, and no one should really question the efficacy "yet" until the design is improved.

I hope someone can pick up the ball and help him out, because is cancer research is just as important as the burning water thing. and im sure he can only do one thing at a time.

"You can't get more energy out than you put in" is a stupid motto when you are sitting there with a beaker full of free salt water. You remember E = mc^2, so if you have the salt water you already have a *lot* of energy to start with as a sort of "fuel" or potential energy source. The question is whether you can efficiently use the "fuel" for practical energy applications. Now suppose you had a beaker full of fossil fuels, would you say "you can't get out more energy than you put in," or would you put it to work?

Some people repeat like a PARROT"The laws of thermodynamics are pretty clear" This word is such a BS and I HATE this word more than anything in this world....They hear some word an repat over and over again they speak and think whats big brother want..Nothing different than to say "The laws of thermodynamics are pretty clear" and "world is flat" NOTHING

The initial questions that I would have is what is the by-product of the combustion? Particulate matter erosion would be a concern as well as emissions. Could it be tailored to fit an actual combustion cycle process, such as the Brayton cycle process used in a combustion turbine? If it could be applied to this technology, with less Nox emissions than our current technology including those of DLN designs, as a sustainable fuel source at a cost of virtually nothing, it is worth the research.

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is water or fossil fuels better for S.A.

This in nothing new. It has been done for a while where you could use high frequencies to break up the water into hydrogen and oxygen. The amount of energy used to create the frequencies is greater than what you would get out of burning to hydrogen.
Like said earlier you can't break the first law of thermodynamics!

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You see, sea water has great potential. We should start using it accordingly.

Interesting article

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