Hydrogen (HHO) Generators used as gas saving devices

Alternative Energy

HHO generators produce HHO gas, known as hydroxy gas. This gas is much more combustible than gasoline or diesel and when mixed with the engine’s primary source of fuel it generates a stronger explosion in the combustion chambers increasing the strength in the combustion process, meaning more efficiency.

There is an ongoing debate on the percentages of fuel energy efficiencies for modern engines. Some say that the engine is approximately 30% to 35% fuel efficient, the remaining 65% to 70% is fuel wastage, meaning that the fuel’s full potential is being released in the combustion process. While I’m not going deep into the subject of trying to conclude if these numbers are real or exaggerated, there is some fuel wastage, or else oxygen sensors would not be installed on modern engines which are constantly monitoring and sending data readings in volts to the PCM to rectify the fuel mixture.

How to produce “hydrogen on demand”?

Producing hydrogen, unless it is managed to be captured from the atmosphere – which proves extremely difficult, a type of hydrogen generator will be needed. One way of doing so is using water and separating its molecules. A water molecule (H20) contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms. An electrolysis process can be used to separate the hydrogen atoms from the water, forming HHO (oxyhydrogen), also known as “Brown’s Gas” which was named after Professor Yull Brown’s discovery.

Once this HHO gas is produced it is injected into the engine’s intake manifold with the rest of the air/fuel mix ratio. The spark ignites this combination of HHO, fuel and air mixture as it would normally do if HHO gas was not present, generating the combustion cycle. We need to be the stewards of our planet and this technology really makes a contribution.

The only difference now is that with the explosive power of hydrogen in the mix much less fuel is needed for the same amount of power generated under traditional fuel, meaning that the fuel can be leaned out (less fuel).

Another beneficial property of hydrogen is that it starts off as water and ends up as water when the whole cycle is complete. The exhaust temperature is adequately high enough to produce vapor gas during the combustion process so the engine internals and the exhaust are in a typical dry state, preventing oxidation and rust. The vapor becomes water at the exhaust’s end bore, where it meets up with the ambient air temperature.

Why “hydrogen on demand” as opposed to a large hydrogen fuel cell?

Hydrogen storage can be very dangerous in case of severe accidents and the cell ruptures. It is still considered unsafe in confined spaces like closed or underground parking spaces. It is also critical to keep the hydrogen cell at a certain level of temperature at all times during its liquefied storage state. The challenges of storing hydrogen safely to be used in a commercialized form are substantial.

The scarcity of hydrogen filling stations right now is another problem. It is useless having a hydrogen vehicle if you cannot find adequate hydrogen stations across your traveling sites. Probably you will end up being on a recovery-truck using diesel power as its energy source! What we need here is some genuine American resolve and persistence to get this movement going large-scale, the technology viable, and within reach of more people.

Benefits using hydrogen on demand

Less Fuel Consumption
The fuel consumption is reduced from at least 10% for the smallest generators up to 35-45% or more depending on the efficiency of the hydrogen generator being used.

Less Carbon Production
Another important and destroying factor in normal combustion fuels is the carbon produced during the process. This is both harmful for all the engine’s internal moving parts and to the atmosphere. Using much less fuel in the mixture automatically reduces carbon and the hydrogen gas acts as an internal steam washer. Various reports show proof of much cleaner valves, ports, and chambers and catalytic blockages.

Emissions Reduction
Exhaust emissions are reduced drastically (even on worn engines) because less fuel is being used in the combustion process. The steam cleaning process takes place when the exhaust is being emitted out of the system, so carbon build-up on older engines is being removed. There are commercial machine systems that use a similar process to clear the engine’s excessive carbon without opening the engine and scrapping the carbon off the head chambers, valves, ports and exhaust manifolds.

Less Engine Wear
Engine wear is reduced because of the cooler operating temperature of the engine and because of the dreaded carbon which acts like grinding paste on all moving parts. And when the sun can’t be our partner in energy supply systems, let hydrogen technology do the job.

Smoother Engine
Engine runs much smoother as it is not under constant strain to produce the power because of the burning efficiency increase.

Power Increase
Power is increased because the fuel is much more efficient and can be used to its maximum potential with much less energy wastage.

Cooler Engine’s Operating Temperature
The hydroxy gas mixture, once burnt, turns into water and immediately absorbs the heat generation that is created during the engine’s operating cycles. This combustion temperatures range in about 350 -450 F and is enough to turn the converted water (after combustion) into hot dry steam, acting as a heat carrier in the process. This has dual benefits: engine temperature runs cooler because of this heat transfer from the engine to the exhaust and it keeps the engine’s components dry, including the exhaust pipes, excluding any rust issues.

Oil Preservation
Engine oil will last longer because of the reduced carbon deposits which contaminate the oil and because of the reduced engine operating temperature envelope.

Fewer Storage Risks
Using a system where hydrogen on demand is only produced when needed there, is no hydrogen storage risk. The fuel tank of the vehicle poses a greater risk than the generator itself.

The system is totally reversible
The HHO fuel saving device system can be installed and removed without any internal engine modifications. If the vehicle is going to be sold without the hydrogen system it will work as it used to before installation and the generator can be installed onto your new vehicle.

Less Dependability
Using less fuel will save cash flow on fuel bills while reducing your oil footprint.

Hybrid Tax Credit
Depending on where you live you can claim your hybrid tax credit back, providing you can prove that the installation is professionally installed and is indeed reducing the exhaust emissions within the hybrid parameters. This will need to be certified accordingly for approval.

We have choices of automotive alternative fuel energy systems that already exist, some might be beyond our financial budget, but we still have got other ways around excessive fuel consumption. Each person might have to consider wisely their particular needs and finances before a final decision is made. For the majority though, the easiest and most sensible route is to utilize what resources they already have.  This means either:

  1. Building up their own HHO generator after purchasing a guide
  2. Purchasing a tested ready-made kit — installation is all that’s needed
  3. Have their engine converted by a professional HHO installer with a drive-in and drive-out service.