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Originally posted by AlabamaCajun
The key to replacing hydrocarbons is, finding a stable chemical that is loaded with hydrogen, cheap to produce, easy to crack for use in the fuel-cell or engine and does not use carbon atoms.
We have tested our aquafuel generator to see the output power one can obtain using the gas output to drive a normal petrol generator. We have also tried to use the output from the electrical generator to drive the COH2 reactor and thus close the loop. The engine used was a Mitsubishi GM82, 80ml displacement, rated 2.4HP@3600RPM, 4cycle OHV type, coupled to a 1.2KW generator. It is very important to run dry the fuel carburateur reservoir before starting any measurements. These generators are able to run for about 3 minutes without their fuel tank by using fuel left in their reservoir. Voltage & current readings were taken at the aquafuel cell input as shown below:
Aquafuel engine run test
Voltage Current Power input Gas output Mixture output (1:5) Test result
35 V 40 A 1400 W 1.5 L/min 9 L/min Engine fails to start
34 V 60 A 2040 W 2.3 L/min 14 L/min Engine runs but rough idle
32 V 80 A 2560 W 3.1 L/min 18.6 L/min Engine runs at 1000rpm
30 V 120 A 3600 W 4.0 L/min 24 L/min Engine runs at 2000rpm
30 V 180 A 5400 W 6.5 L/min 40 L/min Engine runs at 3600rpm