If CO2 causes global warming, maybe O2 will cause global cooling (Joke).... whats going to be done with all the released oxygen.
Hydrogen definately stores more energy than current batteries...but explosive cars doesn't seem fun. ANd where is the hydrogen going to come from? I guess the same could be asked about the electricity for electric cars.Do you think that using hydrogen cars is better than electric cars when the fossil fuels run out?
I would guess the logical step would be to have vehicles powered by onboard stored Oxygen as well as the onboard Hydrogen.According to Tcmtech, hydrogen is relatively safe compared to petrol and propane etc and i can see his reasoning. I think hydrogen is going to be easier to put in your car than dragging heavy batteries around and then charging them for hours. Surely putting hydrogen into your car will make it lighter (hydrogen is less dense that air?)
That's why he said to keep them in separate tanks. Hydrogen can't burn by itself.eric, elemental hydrogen stored in the car is bad enough hydrogen and oxygen? Not a freegin chance, you could level and entire city block if that car exploded. All you'd have to do is mix the two gasses together at pressure and it'll auto ignite from the friction more than likley.
I didn't say hydrogen cars are a good idea; they aren't at all.Yeah, cause in a crash they'll stay separated =)
What about Hydrogen and Oxygen under pressure Endolith? Especially in a crash where there are sparks flying all over the place. One car sets off a second.... It's a recipe for disaster on a large scale. It's a novelty on the small scale.
Presumably you didn't do chemistry at school? - but if you did, do you remember the simple test for oxygen?.I didn't say hydrogen cars are a good idea; they aren't at all.
But I don't think a hydrogen tank with a separate oxygen tank is going to be any more dangerous than a hydrogen tank alone, since the air already has plenty of oxygen to react with.