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Science Pron

Posted by mesablue on September 11, 2007

This will be incredible if they can find a practical application.

Radio Frequencies Help Burn Salt Water

ERIE, Pa. – An Erie cancer researcher has found a way to burn salt water, a novel invention that is being touted by one chemist as the “most remarkable” water science discovery in a century.


John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn.


The discovery has scientists excited by the prospect of using salt water, the most abundant resource on earth, as a fuel.


The scientists want to find out whether the energy output from the burning hydrogen — which reached a heat of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit — would be enough to power a car or other heavy machinery.


“We will get our ideas together and check this out and see where it leads,” Roy said. “The potential is huge.”

Very cool. It would take a loooong time to use up all of the salt water on the planet.

Via Hot Air

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3 Responses to “Science Pron”

  1. It’s also the largest source of WATER on the planet, so you can burn water for fuel, then seperate the water from the salt and other “contaminents” in order to water the desert once again, and create a viable agricultural society in the impoverished, idiotic islamic nations of north africa, reducing famine.

    But I guess some NGO will get involved and call it “frankenwater” or some shit.

  2. John Galt said

    I am going to take a wild guess here and speculate that the energy released by burning the hydrogen is a little less than the RF energy required to get the hydrogen to disassociate from it’s oxygen bonds in the salt water.

    Entropy always wins.

  3. mesablue said

    Yeah, I was thinking about that. However, you never know what can happen when your start breaking bonds. Sometimes you get lucky.

    I grew up near Fermi lab and a lot of my friends had family members working with the accelerator. A bit different, but fascinating stuff.

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