Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Every day over 8.5 million barrels of gasoline are consumed in America alone. Since fuel prices have skyrocketed there is more need than ever for a fuel-conserving device that the public can use in any automobile and will result in true savings both financially and environmentally. Many people and organizations have talked about an all hydrogen-powered vehicle; while this is a wonderful concept, the actuality of it happening throughout the entire country is less that probable. Due to many factors, mainly financial, the use of hydrogen to power vehicles on a mass scale could take many years to incorporate. However, the benefits of such a device would far out weigh the cost in the long run. A simple 12-volt charging system found in vehicles, used to power an electrolysis device, could produce hydrogen and oxygen from an electrolysis reaction. The hydrogen will then be utilized as a supplemental fuel to the gasoline that the automobile already uses as a primary fuel source. This activity has been preformed and the results lead to the conclusion that thee device used needed additional modifications in order for it to be a viable device for use in automobiles.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Industrial Technology
John T. Fecik
Scott R. Giese
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©2008 Wade D. Stahr
Stahr, Wade D., "Hydrogen Production Through the Process of Electrolysis can Benefit Fuel Conservation in Automobiles" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 2806.