Hydro 4000 – How it Works

How is it possible to turn water into fuel?

The “GO GREEN” HYDRO-4000 uses a process known as electrolysis to produce Brown’s Gas as described below.

Electrolysis of Water

Electrolysis of water can be achieved in a simple hands-on project, when electricity from a low-voltage DC power supply (e.g. 12 volt battery) is passed through a vessel of water. The reaction that occurs is: 2H2O(aq) = 2H2(g) + O2(g)

In practice, some kind of electrolyte will need to be used. Electrolyte is a dilute mixture of minerals and water used to enhance the flow of electricity. The HYDRO-4000 uses inexpensive distilled water.

GO GREEN Process

The HYDRO-4000 utilizes the electrolysis process, with certain patent-pending modifications built in, to improve its efficiency, durability and ease of operation. Gases are captured by the HYDRO-4000, mixed with a filtered air flow, then directed to the vehicle’s fuel intake where they are combined with the vehicle’s ordinary fuel/air mixture. The result is enhanced combustion, improved mileage and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The reduction in emissions is caused when non-polluting hydrogen adds combustion energy, replacing some of the ordinary fuel needed to power the vehicle.

How Electrolysis Works

Electrolysis works when an electric current is applied, through an electrolytic solution, between a cathode (negative pole) and an anode (positive pole). During electrolysis, hydrogen gas will be seen to bubble up at the cathode, and oxygen will bubble at the anode. The two gases combined in a free state, constitute what is called “Brown’s Gas” If, however, the wrong metal is utilized for the anode, oxygen will react with the anode instead of being released as a gas. For example, using iron electrodes in an electrolyte solution will produce iron oxide at the anode, which will react to form iron hydroxide. When producing large quantities of hydrogen, this can significantly contaminate the electrolytic cell reducing its hydrogen output. This is why the HYDRO-4000 is made entirely of stainless steel.
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  • 20%- 60% reduction in fuel consumption!
  • Reduces Global Warming!
  • Improves power and performance of your vehicle!
  • Zero pollutants!
  • Distilled water fill-up is all that’s needed to produce hydrogen!
  • No Hydrogen stored under pressure, makes for safe systems!
  • Increases the life of your engine!
  • Cutting edge technology!
  • Very affordable!
  • Patent Pending!
  • American Made!

Using Hydrogen for fuel will increase your Vehicle’s gas mileage, engine life and support a healthier, cleaner environment for all life!

Energy Efficiency

The energy efficiency of water electrolysis varies widely. The efficiency is a measure of what fraction of electrical energy used actually produces hydrogen and oxygen. Some of the electrical energy is converted to heat and some reports quote efficiencies between 50-70%. This efficiency is based on the Lower Heating Value of Hydrogen, thermal energy released when hydrogen is combusted. This does not represent the total amount of energy within the gas since, hydrogen itself, releases a large amount of energy when it combines with oxygen to form water. Water formed during the combustion process will not contaminate or oxidize engine cylinder components since the heat of combustion reduces any water formed to steam that is expelled through the engine’s exhaust valves. Likewise, the HYDRO-4000 uses no lye, salt or other chemical substances that could attack engine components.

The theoretical maximum efficiency of electrolysis can be as high as 80-94%. This maximum considers the total amount of energy absorbed by both the hydrogen and oxygen. These values only refer to the efficiency of converting electrical energy into chemical energy (combustible gasses). The energy lost in generating the electricity is not included. If, however, electrolysis is accomplished using an underutilized electrical source that already exists (the excess, unused capacity of an automobile alternator, for instance), high efficiency can be routinely achieved. Moreover the HYDRO-4000 has a unique process that produces much more hydrogen than any other process.

Note 1: The laws of Electrolysis were discovered by Michael Faraday in 1832 when he successfully separated hydrogen and oxygen from water through the use of electricity. The resulting gas was named Brown’s Gas after Yull Brown of Australia who devoted his life to developing and promoting this clean, green fuel for the betterment of mankind. This gaseous mixture is actually a better fuel than hydrogen alone. Reason – in many areas of the world, oxygen is in short supply in the air we breathe. Normally, oxygen comprises 21% of our air at sea level. If this percentage falls below 5%, serious consequences, even the death of many people, could occur. For instance, there have been reports of oxygen levels in the 6 to 7% percent range in Tokyo. The widespread use of Brown’s gas to power industry and transportation, might actually improve oxygen levels in cities like Tokyo whereas, using hydrogen as a fuel by itself, would tend to leave low oxygen levels unchanged. A low oxygen level in the atmosphere is just another indicator of how serious our environmental problems have become and an excellent reason to convert our civilization to a Brown’s gas-fueled future.

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