posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 12:48 PM
Just reading through the latest edition of NASA Tech Briefs.
I saw this article and thought it might appeal to some out there who have an interest in alternate energy sources.
The process involves using first steam and them liquid water to generate hydrogen from magnesium hydride as an endothermic decomposition reaction.
Once the total reactions are started, they would be sustained by the heat being generated by the exothermic reaction from the production of magnesium
The resulting "waste" would then be recycled at very low cost when compared to the original smelting of magnesium.
The first link is to an original pdf file from 2009 which lays out the preliminary work.
The second is to an update, posted Dec. 2010, and illustrates an apparatus for a batch or continuous operation.
It does require a sign up to read this update but it is, after all, free.
I would like for any who would post their replies to read these files so they will know what is being discussed.