[NewCandle] Constrained hydrolysis
jonesb9 at pacbell.net
Mon Mar 5 22:11:30 EST 2007
Nick mentioned the hypodermic needle as a way to keep the flow of gas
constant. Here is kind of a 'thinking allowed' strange thought. Lets say
you have a fully sealed and strong cell so that pressure can build up.
At the top you have an small opening blocked with a proton conductor,
and then a very fine long needle, with the smallest possible ID, and
you place cylindrical NIB magnet around it such that the needle
protrudes though it -- and the exiting H2 flow must feel the strong
axial field. Oxygen cannot escape so it must build up pressure and will
combine with the Al or H2, but mostly the Al as H2 which has a high
ignition temperature and you will probably not get an explosion.
H2 has very high mobility anyway and by restraining one axis of freedom
with the magnetic field, you may have essentially (in my day-dream)
squared the potential acceleration of the flux of molecules coming out.
Can their kinetic energy add a fair proportion "excess" to the
net-energy released when they eventually burn in air?
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