[TAG] Hydrogen fuel (non-Linux)
ben at callahans.org
Wed May 19 17:59:02 MSD 2004
On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 02:39:20PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> On Wed, 19 May 2004 09:33:07 -0400
> Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> > There's a _large_ difference between storing hydrogen in metal and
> > feeding the power source from a buffer tank and keeping a huge gas
> > bladder full of the stuff. Incidentally, "storing in metal" doesn't
> > mean a metal container: I don't recall the specifics, but the method
> > actually deals with the permeability of metals and the gas is stored
> > in the metal itself. Makes it a little, shall we say, less reactive.
> Uh-huh. But the fact still remains that it is still more reactive than
> any other inflammable substance we have....
[blink] Really? I guess you've never heard of sodium. Or hydroxyl
radicals. Or fluorine ([shudder]). That shit sets _sand_ on fire.
*Rocket designers* (who have, in the most literal sense, an insane lust
for power) won't touch it.
Hydrogen is very stable. It can be dangerous to gather large quantities
of it in a single storage vessel, but that's not what's being proposed.
Oxygen, believe it or not, is a _lot_ worse (highly flammable, unstable,
and _very_ corrosive.)
> Re-circulating brine solutions work like this -- in the formation of
> oolithic limestone for instance. The effect caused by the variations in
> temperature of the water causes it to move in a circulation motion. It's
> almost self-perpetuating.
Yep. Now imagine this happening in a large pipe, with turbines. Mmmm,
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