Re: Tesla patent 512340
Posted by Bert Hickman on 4/5/2006, 11:44 pm, in reply to "Re: Tesla patent 512340"
: Yeah I would have to agree with you as that was my first thought as
: well, but with the stories of 100mpg carburetors when I was growing up to
: the internet stories of inventors having their equipment taken and prodded
: to be silent I thought it can't hurt to try it out. I recently hired this
: young man at where I work as a technician, turns out he's been interested
: in running a car on anything other than hydrocarbon fuels. He's also a
: gifted auto mechanic and is still going to school. So naturally we have
: teamed up.
: Let me run this by you. We will shortly have a complete fuel injected
: 4 cyl Honda motor on a test stand. This will of course be our technology
: demonstator. I am building test combustion chamber using acrylic tubing
: with a small spark plug and a primary injector on one end. We are using a
: 5 gallon fuel tank with a built in high pressure fuel pump which we will
: use to atomize the water. We are removing one of the rectifiers off of the
: alternator and plan to try some piggy backing of the half wave rectified
: AC onto the high voltage output of an MSD coil putting out about 100kv. We
: haven't yet figured out how to control the pressure when and if the water
: vapor ignites.
: Your thoughts?
I guess I don't understand just how the water could/would ignite. Whether it's atomized water droplets or water vapor, I simply don't understand what it is that will be ignited. Unless the water becomes somehow disassociated into its constituent elements, there's nothing available to ignite. Perhaps the intent is that the high voltage pulse would do something to the water vapor/droplets (such as creating some hydrogen that could be burned).
In any event, please keep us informed of your progress - it sounds quite interesting!