- 10 Nov 2016
- ID 122543
Technology / Internet / Software
My name is Veer Singh. Having had an intimate knowledge of fuel production within a petrochemical industry, and my speciality in combustion fundamentals and principles, has largely contributed to my passion for seeking alternate fuels. I have the necessary experience and technical expertise in Sustainability Management & Renewable Energy : renewable energy science & technology, Power Generation and Transmission, energy management, wind turbine systems, personnel development & retention, Strategic Logistics & Operations Management. I have also completed research and the development of pyrolysis technology, which thermally decomposes carbon based organic waste into synthetic fuels. I have extensive knowledge in all aspects of process variables including condition monitoring the ISO9000 way.
The Hydrogen Splitter went on to make its debut on CNN and SMTV during COP17. Six years on, since the first introduction of the Hydrogen Splitter. The unit fits diesel and petrol vehicles, and once powered up, the water is electrically shocked into releasing its hydrogen molecule.The oxygen remains sequestered in the water due to its unique design. The production is on demand and safe whereas no gas is stored. Hydrogen is a highly flammable gas, colourless and odourless. The flame speed of hydrogen ensures total burn off of other fuels around it. The overall cleaner burn unloads the engine resulting in better efficiency.
Test results have shown a reduction of over 30% in fuel consumption. We are expecting this percentage to rise with further developments. The most desirable outcome was the reduction in exhaust emissions, and particulate matter by over 70%. This is great news for those commercial vehicle bellowing out thick black soot thatâ€™s polluting our atmosphere. The black soot residue which is a permanent fixture on most vehicles disappears after a few hundred kilometres. A definite increase in performance has also been noted.
The known way to convert Water to Hydrogen and Oxygen is through the process of Electrolysis - using electricity as the source of energy to drive the reaction. Because of the laws of thermodynamics, you can't break even in this exchange of energy. However, there does indeed exist a better way to disassemble water - namely using CATALYSIS. Catalysis is the process of using a catalyst, usually to cause a chemical reaction to proceed faster and with less energy required.This is what makes the hydrogen Splitter unique in design.
What does a catalyst do? A catalyst is a chemical compound that acts to speed up a reaction, but in the process is not itself changed. Therefore the catalyst, at the end of the reaction, is free to act again to assist another reactant through the reaction.
Catalysts work by lowering the energy barrier between the reactants and the products. In this case:
2(H2O) + ENERGY = 2H2 + O2
Where it normally takes a tremendous amount of energy to convert reactants to products - the addition of a catalyst can decrease the amount of energy required, and speed the reaction up! Speeding up the reaction means that more hydrogen is produced at a greater rate with less energy required.
2(H2O) + CATALYST+ ENERGY = 2H2 + O2 + CATALYST
Catalysts work by lowering the energy barrier between the reactants and the products.
I continue to expand my research with the hope of operating a vehicle without the use of fossil fuel.A tall order, however not impossible. I strongly believe we are closing in, for this to be a reality.My alliance with American scientists has certainly given recognition and impetus to meet our objectives. The current development is in its testing stages with very positive results thus far. Unfortunately, the project has run out of funding. I am making a clarion call for interested investors and sponsors to come on board. With investors on board, I hope to commercialize the units very soon.
The initial investment R350k will allows an investor to buy into the project.All future developments will require investors to carry the expenses. The rewards for investors is that I have been assured by my strategic alliance partner( US scientist) of funding from the USA once a working model has been successfully operational. As mentioned earlier,I am very close to this,unfortunately ran aground due to financial constraints.
I look forward to further collaboration with prospective investors.
Posted by Veer, Durban, KwaZulu Natal