- Hydrogen is less flammable than gasoline.
- The self-ignition temperature of hydrogen is 550 degrees Celsius. Gasoline varies from 228-501 degrees Celsius, depending on the grade.
- Hydrogen disperses quickly. Being the lightest element (fifteen times lighter than air), hydrogen rises and spreads out quickly in the atmosphere.
- So when a leak occurs, the hydrogen gas quickly becomes so sparse that it cannot burn. Even when ignited, hydrogen burns upward, and is quickly consumed.
- By contrast, materials such as gasoline and diesel vapors, as well as natural gas, are heavier than air, and will not disperse, remaining a flammable threat for much longer.
- Hydrogen is non-toxic. Hydrogen is a naturally-occurring element in the atmosphere. By comparison, all petroleum fuels are asphyxiates, and are poisonous to humans.
- Hydrogen combustion produces only water. When pure hydrogen is burned in pure oxygen, only pure water is produced. When a hydrogen engine burns, it actually cleans the ambient air by completing combustion of the un-burned hydrocarbons that surround us. Compared with the toxic compounds (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrogen sulfide) produced by petroleum fuels, the products of hydrogen burning are much safer.
- Hydrogen can be produced more efficiently than what scientists and schools have told us.
- This technology has been around since the mid-1800's. Back before the takeoff of the industrial revolution, hydrogen was used to power some of our factories, but oil and coal was preferred as it was cheap.
Lifespan of a Hydrogen Generator
The lifespan of a hydrogen generator is determined by several factors.
- The quality and thickness of the stainless steel.
- The amount of current that the generator is using.
- The type of electrolyte that the generator is using.
Unfortunately, hydrogen generators do not last forever. If they are constructed correctly, some can last up to five years or longer. If they are not constructed correctly, the life span could be reduced to as little as 90 days.
Fortunately at AutoHydrogen we do not use inferior steel, electrolyte or materials. Our product has a proven long life span.
The proper material to use is 316-L stainless steel. This can last up to five times longer than other grades of stainless. The L stands for low carbon.
This grade has very good anti-corrosion characteristics. Even if it is thin, it can last for years in a properly designed hydrogen generator. All our Units are manufactured from 316-L stainless steel, the best kind of stainless to use for this application.
The total amount of current that passes through the cell is one of the major determining factors on how quickly the plates or electrodes will deteriorate.
Using a pulse width modulator (PWM) can reduce current flow, which can extend the life span of your stainless steel plates. Also, using the right amount of voltage between each plate is very important.
The electrolyte that is used is also important. Some people are using more corrosive electrolytes, such as; sodium hydroxide or baking soda, but this can shorten the life span of your hydrogen generator.
"Saving Our Earth One Fuel Tank at a Time"
Q: Is HHO on demand a good alternative fuel source?
A: Definitely...Why not save gas with a HHO Cell fuel conversion kit? It is a proven technology, easy to install, and costs around $650. There are no safety issues involved. Warranties are unaffected. Being water, the fuel is free. The hydrogen fraction process produces gas which burns about 5 times better than gasoline, and the savings with a hydrogen fuel conversion kit are between 25% and 60%.