Water Fuel Cell
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Water Fuel Cell
The water fuel cell, named by American Stanley Meyer, is a device designed to convert water into its component elements, hydrogen and oxygen (2H2O → 2H2 + O2). The Water Fuel Cell is designed to utilize less energy
to break molecular bonds than the quantity capable of being recovered
by combustion of the product hydrogen and oxygen gases; the validity of
the design is controversial. The water fuel cell is claimed to be able
to produce several times more energy than it consumes; the source of
this additional energy has not been scientifically identified therefore
the theory is treated with skepticism. In practice, an engine would be connected to the output of a water fuel cell and through the combustion process convert the hydrogen back into water (2H2 + O2 → 2H2O), which can then be vented to the fuel tank (containing water) ; such a practice conforms to the parameters of perpetual motion,
hence conclusive scientific investigation would either verify violation
of thermodynamic law or identify the source of claimed additional
energy. At least one car prototype, reportedly powered by a water fuel
cell, has been assembled.
The water fuel cell, as described in Meyer's patents.
The fuel cell consists of stainless steel plates arranged as a capacitor, with pure water acting as the dielectric. A rising staircase of direct current pulses is sent through the plates at roughly 42 kHz,
which is claimed to play a role in the water molecules breaking apart
with less directly applied energy than is required by standard
Meyer presented his fuel cell device to Professor Michael Laughton, Dean of Engineering at Queen Mary College, London, Admiral Sir Anthony Griffin, a former controller of the British Navy, and Dr. Keith Hindley, a UK research chemist.
According to the witnesses, the Meyer cell remained remarkably cold,
even after hours of gas production as his system appeared to operate on
much smaller current than conventional electrolysis would require. The witnesses also stated:
hours of discussion between ourselves, we concluded that Stan Meyer did
appear to have discovered an entirely new method for splitting water
which showed few of the characteristics of classical electrolysis.
Confirmation that his devices actually do work come from his collection
of granted US patents on various parts of the WFC system. Since they
were granted under Section 101 by the US Patent Office, the hardware
involved in the patents has been examined experimentally by US Patent
Office experts and their seconded experts and all the claims have been
Its name not withstanding, the water fuel cell is not a true fuel cell. It would be an electrolytic cell, as it is claimed to produce hydrogen from water and not the opposite.
Meyer's water-fueled car
The circuit used to drive the water fuel cell, as described in Meyer's patents.It Runs on Water is a video with Stanley Meyer demonstrating the water fuel cell in a car.Meyer claimed that he could run a 1.6 liter Volkswagen dune buggy on water instead of gasoline. He replaced the spark plugs with "injectors" to spray a fine mist into the engine cylinders, which he claimed were electrified at a resonant frequency.
The fuel cell would split water into hydrogen and oxygen gas, which
would be combusted back into water vapor in a conventional internal combustion engine
to produce net energy.Meyer demonstrated his vehicle for his city's
local station Action 6 News and estimated that only 83 liters (22 US
gallons) of water was required to travel from Los Angeles to New York.