All modern vehicles strive to increase the efficiency of their engines through new lightweight materials and design innovations. The definition of engine efficiency is the maximum power output for the amount of fuel being used. Most modern vehicles fall under the 60% – 67% ratio only!
Mechanical losses through friction, heat build-up and fuel anatomy all add up to these losses, despite the engineer’s best intentions during the R&D phase. Modern electronics help significantly in monitoring and adjusting the fuel constantly but even these have their limitations.
This is where good design HHO cells can enter the equation and improve matters, giving more power for less fossil fuel consumption.
What is an HHO generator?
An HHO gen is used to convert water to hydrogen through electrolysis (also known as Brown’s Gas). HHO is a compound of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen and this compound is referred to as Oxyhydrogen by chemists. It is also commonly used in welding to provide an intense flame through an oxyhydrogen regulator (blowpipe).
Hydrogen is used as a supplemental fuel to the engine’s original fuel source; gasoline or diesel. This means that the HHO generator converts the traditional engine into a hybrid engine using gasoline/diesel and hydrogen in the burning process.
The function of the HHO cells is to atomize the original fuel (gasoline/diesel) source’s molecules, thus burning them as a vapor as opposed to larger fuel droplets. This, in turn, increases the power output for a given volume of fuel. Many young startups are in the process of making these systems more efficient and applicable.
Hydroxy gas, which is produced from the HHO cells is much more combustible than fossil fuel, meaning the ignited mixture produces a larger explosive force, compared to using just fossil fuel. The fuel vapor is completely burnt thus increasing its wasted inefficiency. Less fuel capacity is needed for one complete burning cycle of the engine to produce the same power output.
This translates to more fuel economy for the same power just by entering the oxyhydrogen into the equation. The HHO cells are stacked together to create the desired electrolysis process of separating the oxygen and hydrogen from the water. The complete unit is the HHO gen.
HHO cells consist of electrodes that produce hydroxy gas when submerged in water, which are made conductive with electrolyte. Potassium hydroxide is usually used as the electrolyte.
Electrical current from the vehicle’s battery is applied to the cells and hydroxy gas is produced by the HHO generator. Hydroxy gas is measured in liters per minute (LPM).
Hydrogen on demand from the HHO cells
The system only works while the engine is running, making the system safe because there are no hydrogen storage tanks installed on the vehicle. This is why hydrogen on demand is much better compared to a hydrogen only vehicle. See also this post about Pratt & Whitney rocket science engineering.
The freshly produced hydrogen on demand system is plumbed in the vehicle’s air intake and vacuum intake manifold. This hydrogen on demand interface transforms the vehicle’s fuel source into a water hybrid as the supplementary fuel is water. The greatest benefit from all this is that the exhaust fumes exit as steam from the tailpipe.
Benefits regarding HHO Cells
Engine emissions are greatly reduced because more of the engine’s primary fuel is being completely burned, instead of doing so in the catalytic converter.
Water vapor which results in the byproduct of burning hydroxy gas, steam cleans the engine internally, removing any carbon accumulation in the combustion chambers, valves and valve, which is both damaging to any moving parts and reduces performance.
By using the hydrogen on demand hybrid system through HHO cells helps the environment enormously because of less fuel dependency, while vastly reducing pollutants; all while saving on your yearly fuel expenses!