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Originally posted by TomServo
Hydrogen Peroxide Combustion
I'll read the rest of this article soon, and see if I can test it.
Some other agent candidates to look into (possible combinations): Rubbing Alcohol, Bleach, Baking Soda, Citrus Juice... thinking...
Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by Chrisfishenstein
Yeah...I'm thinking of a way to make propane without actually paying for propane. Something cost-effective...you know, gives you a relatively decent (not commercial grade) propane for less than what you would have paid?
Also, it's good to know how to make propane when you aren't near any stores.
I'm doing a lot of camping this summer, and it would be great to know a few tricks.
Originally posted by FarmerGeneral
reply to post by Shrukin89
Calcium Carbide and water makes a viable gas acetylene for burning as posted earlier. In cutting torches oxygen is added to the acetylene in order for it to burn hot enough to melt metal. Acetylene can burn hot enough for light and cooking just buy combining with the oxygen in the air and a flame. Miners used a lamp that uses this exact principle to minimise explosions in the mind. It's called a carbide lamp. That same principle could be used to make a cooking burner, oven, heater or possible electricity generation. Any engineers here willing to take this on?
Another interesting idea is Brown's Gas. It is created by electrolysis. Instead of capturing the gases separately as pure hydrogen and pure oxygen the gases are captured together and are just as combustible as their former and separate counter parts.
There is also an idea of generating friction heat which I will not detail here but apparently one receives more heat energy out than energy put in. I know it seems impossible but engineering is the key and magnet field bearings wouldn't hurt either.