This book deals with sources and processes for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen is often produced from natural gas and by petroleum refining. However, it is extremely important to understand and develop other means for obtaining this essential energy carrier. Hydrogen, like electricity, is not a naturally occurring energy form, but must be manufactured from basic energy resources. Again, like electricity, any basic energy resource could be used to produce hydrogen.
Hydrogen Manufacture by Electrolysis, Thermal Decomposition and Unusual Techniques presents a survey of existing and future technologies for hydrogen production with an eye to their usefulness for a "hydrogen economy." Published technological studies were the basis for this review. The available material has been organized, abstracted and excerpted so as to provide YOU with a comprehensive overview of investigations and analysis of different hydrogen production practices that have been accomplished.
By P. Litherland
Once again Knowledge Publications has reached into the past to bring to you one of the best books ever written on Hydrogen. This is the first printing of THE CHEMISTRY AND MANUFACTURE OF HYDROGEN since 1919! It begins with chapter one dedicated to the uses, discovery and occurrences in nature of hydrogen while the second chapter focuses on the chemical properties of hydrogen. The final three chapters give in depth explanations of every way to manufacture of hydrogen via chemical methods, chemico-physical methods and physical methods. This book will definitively prove to you that some of the best hydrogen experts ever were contemporaries of your grandfathers and great grandfathers. Luckily though, thanks to the reprinting of books like this, their knowledge and expertise are not lost to us. With the republication of books like THE CHEMISTRY AND MANUFACTURE OF HYDROGEN we are realizing the most fundamental purpose for producing written records: the preservation and rediscovery of knowledge.
THE CHEMISTRY AND MANUFACTURE OF HYDROGEN DVD $19.95
By P. Litherland - Presented by Roy McAlister and Steven Harris
The DVD explains the text of the book in much greater detail, not just the simple chemistry but what can be DONE with the chemistry regarding hydrogen production for car fuel and home fuel and running it in engines and fuel cells. Roy and Steve go into lots of details.
By P. Litherland - Presented by Roy McAlister and Steven Harris
THE PHILOSOPHER MECHANIC $29.95
By Roy McAlister
Finally !!! The YELLOW BOOK and the BLUE BOOK
from the Hydrogen Fuel Cell ElectroChemistry
DVD. Our very 1st DVD. Finally we have
Roy McAlisters ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT on doing ENGINE CONVERSION and this is what became Roys Book Solar Hydrogen
Civilization ! The other part of it is going to be Roys NEW book, Renewable Energy Engines - Due out soon as well. This is the
manuscript that start it all. It also has the class room fuel cell addendum with it as well.
The history of the production of hydrogen starts at the very beginning of chemistry. Indeed the foundation of modern chemistry, Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) was dependent on hydrogen being sourced to it from the reaction with water. The number and methods and uses of hydrogen would fill an encyclopedia and 98% of it would not be of any use to those of you who are seeking the UNDERSTANDING and the KNOWLEDGE required for the PRODUCTION of hydrogen. This book covers the production of Hydrogen on an INDUSTRIAL SCALE, which means LARGE. The great, great majority of the methods in this book can be made and used on a daily basis on a BENCH SCALE—that means 3 feet instead of 300 feet in size.
We are not republishing and distributing this book for the heck of it. This book, as well as all of the other new books we are producing under license, was CAREFULLY selected by Steven Harris and Roy McAlister. The methods in this book cover 85% of the modern methods of hydrogen production. It even includes the production of H2 from bacteria, in such large amounts that it makes the blue-green algae hype look like the junk it is. This book is a treasure. Keep in mind, it’s not the only gold you need to have in your treasure chest, but it is a great piece. This book is written in SIMPLE English. The chemistry and math are NOT complex.
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Dan Halacy is one of the great men of solar energy that were true heroes to young scientists and engineers in the solar energy era from the 1950s to the 1970s. Dan was a prolific writer and visionary. With a gifted insight into man and technology, he knew long ago where were heading. His book on fuel cells written in 1966 truly outclasses and undoubtedly outshines the palaver-filled trash that stands as the fuel cell books of today. With photos, drawings, illustrations and descriptions, Dan's book provides the in-depth details of the history, theory, operation and future of fuel cells. This book is written in simple language for all; NO PHD needed. You CAN make a Fuel Cell BIOBATTERY from reading this book or make electricity from things as simple as water, sugar and yeast. This is one of the few books in existence that explicitly gives you step-by-step instructions for making a fuel cell. You will be able to make a METHANOL FUEL CELL with this book. You do NOT need expensive and sensitive proton exchange membranes to make this fuel cell. You do not need hydrogen or oxygen; it runs on methanol and air!
This Handbook provides a foundation in fuel cells for persons wanting a better understanding of the technology, its benefits and the systems issues that influence its application. Trends in technology are discussed, including next-generation concepts that promise ultra-high efficiency and low cost, while providing exceptionally clean power plant systems. Polymer electrolyte, alkaline, phosphoric acid, molten carbonate and solid oxide fuel cell technology descriptions have been updated from the previous edition. Manufacturers are focusing on reducing fuel cell life cycle costs. In this edition, over 5,000 fuel cell patent abstracts and their claims have been included. In addition, the handbook features a new fuel cell power conditioning section and overviews on the hydrogen industry and rare earth minerals market.
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Producer gas is generated from solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, peat and agricultural residues. Although it has been used to power internal combustion engines since their invention, it has been largely overlooked for the past 50 years. However, during the early 1940s, when petroleum supplies for civilian use ran out in Europe, Asia and Australia, producer gas was responsible for putting trucks, buses, taxis, tractors and other vehicles back on the roads, and boats back on the rivers. In 1938, Europe operated about 9,000 gas producer buses and trucks, and there were almost none on any other continent. By 1941, though, about 450,000 vehicles were in operation in all parts of the world, and by 1942, the number had grown to approximately 920,000. Gas producers were then in use not only in land vehicles, but also in boats, barges and stationary engines. By 1946, more than a million motorized devices around the world operated on producer gas. Although the use of producer gas in the 1940s contributed to saving millions of people from starvation in Europe and Asia alone, the world has largely forgotten all about this excellent source of energy.
HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: Volumes 1 and 2 contains two great, complimentary works on the subject of Producer Gas. Each volume covers significant subject areas relevant to Producer Gas. The first volume in this book is entitled “PRODUCER GAS: ANOTHER FUEL FOR MOTOR TRANSPORT.” As the title indicates, this volume will guide you through everything you need to know about Producer Gas from its history to its economics. The second volume, “PRODUCER GAS VEHICLES” is obviously of equal importance for anyone who wishes to have a complete understanding of the true potential of Producer Gas.
A GASIFIER converts solid fuel to gaseous fuel. A Gasifier System includes the gasification reactor itself, along with the auxiliary equipment necessary to handle the solids, gases, and effluents going into or coming from the Gasifier.
HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES Volume 3, Construction of a Simplified Wood Gas Generator for Fueling Internal Combustion Engines in a Petroleum Emergency, is an emergency technology assessment sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop detailed, illustrated instructions for the fabrication, installation, and operation of a Biomass Gasifier which is capable of providing emergency fuel for vehicles such as tractors and trucks in the event that normal petroleum sources were severely disrupted for an extended period of time.
Volume 4, The Handbook of Biomass Gasifier Engine Systems, was initially prepared by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) under the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Technical Information Program. While it was originally intended as a guide for the design, testing, operation and manufacture of small-scale (less than 200 kW) gasifiers, a great deal of the information will be extremely useful to YOU for all levels of biomass gasification. Recently, there has been expanding interest in small scale gasification around the world. We have combined these works and republished them as HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: Volumes 3 & 4 to help fill the continuing needs and desires for information in this fascinating field.
Hydrogen Generator Gas for Vehicles and Engines: Volume 5 $24.95
Motor fuel is viewed by most people today as an absolute modern necessity. Without it, transport seems paralyzed, and without transport, industry cannot function. Certainly, under present conditions, cities cannot be fed and rural industries cannot be maintained without the use of motor vehicles and one does not need to be an alarmist in order to visualize a variety of circumstances which could drastically constrict the supply of oil from overseas. However, we do have a natural substitute for our imported motor fuel—at least one (probably more). The purpose of Volume 5 of the HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES series is to set forth the possibilities of an often underestimated fossil fuel substitute: Producer Gas. This Volume, entitled, Producer Gas for Motor Vehicles, not only details Producer Gas possibilities, but also clearly explains the methods by which Producer Gas can be brought into use in a national emergency.
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When N. E. Rambush wrote Modern Gas Producers he set out to describe the specific features of each design which had been built and worked for producer gas production. Accordingly, in many cases this book explains certain special designs, in as much detail as it describes those designs which are far more commonly employed in practice. Hydrogen Generator Gas for Vehicles and Engines Volume 6 begins with general remarks while the main body of the text is divided into four parts. Part one, entitled Theory, is dedicated to the principles underlying the formation of producer gas and important factors in gas production. Part two concentrates on the plant providing in depth detail on a wide range of gas producer types. Parts three and four address working producer gas plants, and outline producer gas utilization respectively. This great addition to the Hydrogen Generator Gas series contains over 80 valuable tables and over 350 images of useful drawings diagrams, etc…
HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS VOLUME 7:
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Besides gasoline and diesel oil, generator gas has been used to drive internal combustion engines almost since their invention. The generation of generator gas from wood and coal has been reliable and inexpensive compared to the use of gasoline and diesel oil for a long time but was generally only accepted during emergencies and war times. Although more than one reason accounts for this phenomenon, one of the most significant factors has been the required skill necessary to operate a generator gas engine system. With chapters on the history generator gas engines, the chemistry of gasification, fuel, internal combustion engines and much more Small Scale Gas Producer Engine Systems, the seventh volume in the Hydrogen Generator Gas series, will help you to overcome that factor through knowledge and learning. The construction of a small gasifier including the purification system does not require sophisticated equipment or highly skilled mechanics, and although a generator gas engine system is built as a unit and fine tuned for successful operation, it is not necessary to develop special engines. Existing internal combustion engines can be used with few modifications. This great book will guide you to an in depth understanding of the gasification of coal and biomass, a valuable technology that is more than a century old, and will allow you to become thoroughly knowledgeable about the utilization of hydrogen generator gas in engine systems.
HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS VOL. 9
GENERATOR GAS - THE SWEDISH EXPERIENCE - GAS 1939-1945 $34.95
Generator Gas The Swedish Experience 1939-1945 summarizes the scientific, technical and commercial information developed during World War II. While the world’s fossil liquid fuel supplies were being used to make war around the globe Sweden, cut off from fossil fuels, converted 40% of its entire motor vehicle fleet to burning wood. The gas generator for motor vehicles was developed at an astonishing speed during the war years.
Once again we face a period when fossil liquid fuels are increasingly expensive. Because of economic and national security reasons many nations may well decide that they simply must find substitutes for fossil liquid fuels. Knowledge Publications has republished this book because the information that it contains can potentially save the enormous cost of rediscovering the data and experience gained by Sweden from 1939-1945. This work, which was translated by the Solar Energy Research Group, will enable anyone that is engaged in gasifier projects to build upon knowledge which the Swedes procured long ago.
Wood Gas Stove $55.00
The books Hydrogen Gas Generator for Vehicles and Engines, Volumes 1 to 5 deal explicitly with making hydrogen gas from organic material to run an engine or a car. This stove is EXACTLY one of those generators. It was developed by Tom Reed, who wrote the book that is Volume 4 in the Hydrogen Gas Generator series. The Wood Gas stove is a working model for you to follow and use in your development. The Wood Gas stove is actually an "Upside Down Up-Draft Gassier." It is actually making a hydrogen dominated combustible gas from the wood or biomass in the stove and it is then feeding that gas BACK INTO the stove for the purpose of heat and for making more gas. With what you make in Volumes 1 to 5, you are not feeding the gas back into the stove (unless you are running a pure steam reformation process), but the gas you see coming out of the round holes (jets) at the top of the stove is what you are feeding into your engine, furnace, or melting furnace, etc... This is a working model that helps you see what the output of your larger one should do and, on top of that, this is ONE GREAT little stove. At 10,000 BTU's of rating, it’s much larger than most camp stoves that are normally 3,000 or 4,000 BTUs. Plus, your fuel is all around you. Wood chips, twigs, cut pieces of branches, pine cones, acorns, tree nuts, etc. ALL work incredibly well. -Steven Harris, KnowledgePublications.com
With the first four chapters written specifically for the benefit of readers who may not be familiar with the fundamental laws and definitions of physics and applied chemistry which make up the foundation of HYDROGEN-BASED ENERGY PRODUCTION, this book begins by providing YOU with the fundamental knowledge upon which any rational discussion about Hydrogen Science must be based. The first chapter acts as an excellent introduction to physical laws and definitions, covering important points such as the distinction between a vapor and a gas, Joule’s law of gases and the flow of gases. Chapter Two includes explanations of chemical laws and definitions, such as the Law of Multiple Proportion, temperature of combustion and destructive distillation. Chapter Three discusses thermal and physical calculations, including carbon-ratios and composition of gases by weight and heat carried away by products of combustion. The fourth chapter covers commercial gases, with definitions of several gases such as olefiant gas, hydrocarbons and coke-oven gas, with a comparison of commercial gases, including tabulated data. Following the four chapters of basics, Chapters 5-29 contain in-depth information about the classification manufacture utilization and efficiency of specific combustible gases as well as extensive explanations of a wide variety of “Gas-Producers.” References are cited in the text by means of their bibliographical serial numbers, and these are given in Chapter 30.
This book was written by a great man named Samuel S. Wyer. We have republished his work, "A Treatise on Producer-Gas and Gas-Producers" as, "Hydrogen Production from Organic Material by Partial Oxidation and Steam Reformation." We know you will enjoy it.
FUEL CELLS FOR PUBLIC UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL POWER contains a massive amount of practical, down-to-earth technical information relating to fuel cells for power plants. Fuel cell based power plants offer one of the most interesting possibilities for future power generation. The fuel cell is potentially more efficient than conventional plants and since the fuel reacts electrochemically rather than by combustion, there are far less air, thermal, and noise pollution issues. This book will inform you of the many advantages of Fuel Cells like the fact that they can be air-cooled and need not be adjacent to a body of water. It also points out important considerations for Fuel Cell public utility, such as the concept of modularity and efficiency considerations. With eight distinct sections ranging from “TYPES OF FUEL CELLS—THEIR OPERATION AND USE” and “ASSESSMENT OF FUELS FOR POWER GENERATION BY ELECTRIC UTILITY FUEL CELLS” to “FUEL CELLS FOR PUBLIC UTILITY APPLICATIONS—GENERAL” and “FUEL CELL POWER PLANT EVALUATION,” this book makes the advantages of small-scale fuel cell power units for smaller municipalities, large office complexes and shopping centers obvious.
Hydrogen is attractive as a fuel of the future because it is abundant, relatively inexpensive and ecologically clean. Hydrogen gas can be burned in air, combining with oxygen to form water vapor, which eventually returns to the earth's water supply where it is again available as a source of fuel. Primary energy sources, e.g. nuclear or solar energy, can be utilized to produce hydrogen from water by electrolysis or thermochemical decomposition. The world's oceans, therefore, become vast reservoirs of a potential hydrogen source and the hydrogen itself becomes a means by which energy from the primary sources may be delivered to the consumer. However, the use of hydrogen as a universal fuel necessitates the development and implementation of efficient, standard methods for storing and handling it.
HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY is primarily concerned with the technical aspects of storage and transmission systems for a proposed "hydrogen economy." Therefore, the various methods of producing hydrogen are not described in depth because they are important to the hydrogen economy only insofar as the hydrogen must be produced in large quantities at reasonable cost. The first chapter describes the hydrogen economy and suggests how it can be integrated into the energy system of the United States. The next three chapters are concerned with the technology of handling the various forms of hydrogen—gaseous, liquid and solid (in the form of metal hydrides). The final chapters describe some of the work which has been done or is underway in utilizing hydrogen as a fuel or energy storage system and delve into the safety, legal, political, socioeconomic and environmental implications of a hydrogen economy.
This book contains abundant information about the mass manufacture of Hydrogen Energy related gases, including explicit details about the chemistry and methods on the manufacture of all of the gases important for the hydrogen revolution. Industrial Gases covers Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Ammonia, Producer Gas, Illuminating Gas, Acetylene, Ozone etc…
Hydrogen—you know this one. Oxygen is a byproduct of H2 manufacture in some cases. Nitrogen is used with H2 to make Ammonia. Carbon Dioxide is reduced to Carbon Monoxide and combined with water to make Hydrogen. Sulfur Dioxide is used to make sulfuric acid which is a hydrogen carrier (and ten thousand other things), Ammonia is a hydrogen carrier (and a thousand other things), and Producer Gas and Illuminating Gas are excellent carriers of hydrogen and are easy to make. Acetylene is a huge part of our hydrogen future and Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that can be used in other chemistry to make more H2. These gases are CRUCIAL elements to a Hydrogen Future.
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A great book by a great man! A Hydrogen World expert and pioneer, Roy McAlister will be known in the history of energy more prominently than Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla, Rockefeller, Carnegie and the rest combined. Roy is an expert in Inorganic, Organic, Electro, Thermal and Bio Chemistry, Newtonian and Quantum Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Material Science and Advanced Composites. He is an expert who writes, not a writer who thinks he's an expert.
Run an engine on hydrogen, natural gas, gas, diesel, propane, alcohol, etc. Drive on 75 cents per gallon natural gas. Drive on hydrogen, or hydrogen mixed with other fuels such as alcohol, natural gas, propane, diesel (yes, diesel and H2 in a “gasoline” engine), or turpines. Run on hydrogen and veggie oil, or used French fry oil AND hydrogen in a “gasoline” engine. This DVD title tells it all! It is not just a DVD on engines and hydrogen; it’s a DVD on hydrogen and other fuels in a regular engine. Click on DETAILED INFO for great details and free audio. DVD is 3.5 hours long.
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