The International Open Source Hydrogen On Demand Builders Network.
HODINFO is a collaborative think tank. We are an International group comprised of inventors, scientist, mechanics, tinkerers, fabricators, and out of the box thinkers. Our mission is to find innovative solutions to the problems that primarily limit the production and delivery of H2. As the world wakes up to the idea of using hydrogen it also becomes clear that immense infrastructure initiatives will be required to make it happen. If adequate solutions can be found to support HOD systems then the world can remove great and costly limitations on future applications. It is important to realize that the future is not just Hydrogen, it's Hydrogen-on-Demand.
More work on indicator diagrams:
The first plot below is called an indicator diagram, a plot of pressure vs. volume in the cylinder of a small, 4-stroke gas engine. It's not much different from an earlier one except that the plot covers about 2 and 1/2 cycles so the intake / exhaust stroke is visible as well as the compression / power stroke. There is some noise on the pressure signal so it as been oversampled - 9 samples for every data point. Note that the maximum volume…Continue
Added by charles ware on January 18, 2017 at 2:46pm — No Comments
I feel that electronics will be important to future development of HHO technology. Here are some photos showing what its like to work with one very small aspect of electronic systems, surface mount capacitors.
In order to build prototypes of electronic systems, the capacity to use surface mount…
Added by charles ware on October 12, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Photos of the latest work on our engine test bed. They are:
Upper left hand.
The test bed will have a software-based controller so we are presently writing the code. The components of a bench top test are labeled.
A. Controller. It is a 44-pin demo board with a Microchip PIC18F45K20. It is…
After some tinkering around to get things working right... we have a preliminary indicator diagram. Various assumptions were made that might have to be refined. The exact point on the trigger disk that corresponds to top dead center has to be determined. A mark made with a Sharpie marker on the engine block where the shaft key lines up was made when the cylinder head was removed, but that is not quite good enough. Will have to use one of those TDC indicators screwed into the…Continue
Added by charles ware on March 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Ran the engine on the test bed to check the inputs.
The scope can store the data as a csv file which can be imported into a spreadsheet and plotted. Here is the pressure within the cylinder:…Continue
Working on a small engine test bed shown in the photo. Top left shows a small gas engine bolted to a wooden plank. An ordinary automotive alternator is used to apply load. There is a fiber optic pressure sensor installed in the cylinder head. (The fiber optic cable comes out of holes drilled…Continue
Added by charles ware on March 4, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments
The breakthrough energy movement globalbem.com is an initiative to create more favorable support for non-conventional overunity energy sources and other initiatives. However, I own the domain gloabalbem.org; Right now it contains a placeholder. It seems like HHO could be a global breakthrough energy technology and a bem site that is sympathetic to HHO research would not hurt. …Continue
Added by charles ware on January 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Working on a test bed to run a small gas engine (0.22 L, 4 stroke) under controlled speed and load. I am looking to see if I can get a spike response with a spark ignition system. HHO spike response is described in this monograph One thing I would like to do is try it with ethanol.
Ethanol can be cut with water and still burn OK. Up to perhaps 40% water. Finding spike at 20% or 30% water may allow…
Thinking of writing another monograph on the similarities between HHO and LENR* such as:
Large energy yields, in one test at UNOH the yield was 19.8 MJ per gram of hydrogen injected. That is about 160 times greater than the the heat of combustion and that is not raw energy, it is mechanical output on the engine shaft. The raw yield would have been about 3 times…
I am looking for a spectral signature of an HHO flame, that is, a plot of light intensity as a function of the wavelength of the light. The reason for getting it is described in more detail at www.hho-research.org/wp12.pdf
There is a Romanian scientist named Tudor Prisecaru who might have obtained such data but the one email contact I have returns undeliverable. Or if there is anyone who might be able…Continue
Added by charles ware on July 3, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
It is stated in various sources that the HHO flame temperature is130 degrees C in open air but a source is never cited. I wonder if this value was not obtained by using an infrared thermometer to measure the flame temperature. An infrared thermometer operates on the assumption that the heat source is a black body, that is, the spectral signature of the emission is described by Planck's law. However, this is not true of any flame. The emission signature…Continue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkFx1LqZwCQ&feature=related on youtube states in the description:
[HHO] works great on every kind of car, truck, SUV, van, etc. The only one truck we have seen it not work on is the Ford Diesel PowerStroke model - why? Because that particular design uses a ""pre-combustion chamber"" to begin burning the fuel BEFORE it enters the main…
Added by charles ware on April 15, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments
An Australian company called Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems which makes HHO systems for vehicles had an Edmonton, Alberta environmental consultant do a "independent third party" evaluation of their technology. They produced a very nice report that can be found at:
According to this web page http://holysmoke.org/hho/the-facts.html , "the EPA tested two dozen HHO units and they were all found to be ineffective". Googling a few variations of EPA HHO evaluation and searching the EPA website turned up nothing. Was these ever such an evaluation done? I should think DOE would be more likely to sponsor such an evaluation rather than the EPA.
This article also says that if HHO were…Continue
On this web page: http://aardvark.co.nz/hho_fraud.shtml is an article entitled "Examining the Science of 'HHO' Systems" Notice how he put HHO in quotes. Here is a comment on this article that I did:
I asked aardvark if they would care to comment on my comments. I sent that request on 1/21/12. I have yet to hear…Continue