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Originally posted by Byrd
The input isn't the same as the output. You don't have a closed system perpetual motion device there. If you look back up at what FM posted, you'll see that it takes 44 units of energy MORE to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
So for every 10 units of energy you get out of burning hydrogen, you have to spend 440 units to break apart the resulting water back into hydrogen and oxygen.
[Edited on 29-1-2003 by Byrd]
In that each material, such as soil, rocks, metals or liquids have a different atomic makeup, each material will burn, liquefy or sublimate (turn into a gas form) at its own respective temperature. In each case, when Brown's Gas is administered to a material, the temperature of the Brown's Gas changes. To date, the capability to define the high end temperature of generated by the gas has not been possible due to the lack of appropriate testing equipment.
The flame produced from this gas is capable of drilling holes in high-temperature refractory products in seconds. It turns brick to glass.
To illustrate the temperature range, it is possible, using the same gas flame pressure (with no change in flow rate) to both (1) successfully weld aluminum sheet without a gas envelope at 660 degrees C. and (2) sublimate (vaporize) tungsten at approximately 6,000 degrees C. Again, this is accomplished in seconds with the same flame with no increase in volume