Graduate Research Papers
Hydrogen Production Through the Process of Electrolysis can Benefit Fuel Conservation in Automobiles
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
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.
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