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How is it possible to turn water into fuel? 
The GFT Hydrogen Generator® uses a process known as electrolysis to produce Brown’s Gas as described below.

 

Electrolysis of Water
Electrolysis of water can be achieved in a simple hands-on project, when electricity from a low-voltage DC power supply (e.g. 12 volt battery) is passed through a vessel of water containing an electrolyte such as lye, soda or vinegar.  The reaction that occurs is: 2H2O(aq) = 2H2(g) + O2(g)

 

The GFT Hydrogen Generator® requires only an initial filling with mineral water, which then provides enough electrolyte to need only be refilled with pure distilled water. No other additives . No additives are needed.


The GFT Hydrogen Generator® utilizes the electrolysis process, with certain patent-pending modifications built in, to improve its efficiency, durability and ease of operation. Gases are captured by the Generator, mixed with a filtered air flow, then directed to a vehicle's fuel intake system where they are combined with the vehicle's ordinary fuel/air mixture. The result is enhanced combustion, improved mileage and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The reduction in emissions is caused when non-polluting hydrogen adds combustion energy, replacing some of the ordinary fuel needed to power the vehicle.

 

Electrolysis works when an electric current is applied, through an electric current, between a cathode (negative pole) and an anode (positive pole). During electrolysis, hydrogen gas will be seen to bubble up at the cathode, and oxygen will bubble at the anode. The two gases combined in a free state, constitute what is called "Brown's Gas" (see Note below)

 

The energy efficiency of water electrolysis varies widely. The efficiency is a measure of what fraction of electrical energy used actually produces hydrogen and oxygen. Some of the electrical energy is converted to heat and some reports quote efficiencies between 50-70%. This efficiency is based on the Lower Heating Value of Hydrogen, thermal energy released when hydrogen is combusted. This does not represent the total amount of energy within the gas since, hydrogen itself, releases a large amount of energy when it combines with oxygen to form water. Water formed during the combustion process will not contaminate or oxidize engine cylinder components since the heat of combustion reduces any water formed to steam that is expelled through the engine's exhaust valves. Likewise, the GFT Hydrogen Generator® uses no lye, baking soda, salt or other chemical substances that could attack engine components.

 

The theoretical maximum efficiency of electrolysis can be as high as 80-94%. This maximum considers the total amount of energy absorbed by both the hydrogen and oxygen. These values only refer to the efficiency of converting electrical energy into chemical energy (combustible gasses). The energy lost in generating the electricity is not included and usually would equal the energy gained. This has always been the challenge in creating a hydrogen generator. This obstacle has now been overcome by our engineers. The GFT generator has a unique patented process that uses the power of the breaking molecular bonds to produce much more hydrogen than any other process.

The Laws of Electrolysis were discovered by Michael Faraday in 1832 when he successfully separated hydrogen and oxygen from water through the use of electricity.  The resulting gas was named Brown's Gas after Yull Brown of Australia who devoted his life to developing and promoting this clean, green fuel for the betterment of mankind.  This gaseous mixture is actually a better fuel than hydrogen alone. Reason we actually add life-giving oxygen to the atmosphere, something that is increasingly in shorter supply these days.

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