Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sunshine to Dollars

Ike has made me consider alternative sources of fire, heat, and power.  This site is amazing at how simple it is and yet how amazing the information is:

Heat  up some very small iron nails or tacks in a small glass tube and add a little bit of steam
and you'll produce hydrogen.
IRON (Fe)
2Fe + 3H20 --> Fe2O3 + 3H2 (happens around 1500F+)
Same thing with Aluminum (Al)
2Al + 3H20 --> Al2O3 + 3H2  (happens around 1100F+)
Even Charcoal [Carbon] (C)
C + H20 --> CO2 + H2 (can start around 600F+)
Check it out.

Eric Standlee
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