posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 02:37 PM
I just had an idea that of using electrolysis to generate thrust while in the bath and looking at the hot and cold taps.
basically you have 2 carbon electrodes sealed in a container filled with water.
you apply a current through this water and this causes electrolysis and increases pressure inside the vessel due to release of hydrogen and oxygen at
each electrode and after the pressure has built up then a valve/nozzle is opened to release this very high pressure and hence generate thrust.
the electrolysis would be maintained to maintain the high pressure in the container which i understand can reach 10000 psi or more.
hence you do not need to BURN anything.
you merely pass current through a readily available compound such as water or any other suitable compound.
it does not have to be water but any compound which is low cost and can be electrolyzed.
advantage is it has no moving parts and even the water which may slosh around can be replaced by a jelly like substance and still allow
could be very useful in space travel and possibly for lift of from earth without the toxic fuels burning at present.
just imagine passing a 1000 amps or more in a sealed container and generating huge thrust from the released gases or passing 0.1 amp and generating
smaller course correction thrusts.
any thoughts anyone?
edit on 5/12/12 by JAK because: Corrected typo and spoilt everyones fun.