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WindHunter Gets Hydrogen From Sea Water

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Windhunter is a project for hydrogen mass production based on electrolysis of the sea water. It consists of a platform that sustains some wind mills. They produce electricity following that electricity produces hydrogen and oxygen through the well-known electrolysis process. The wind turbines have a power of 2 MegaWatt. From the experiments presented in the “hydrogen power” category on cars-and-trees.com, it is required only a small amount of current (abt 10Amps) to make enough hydrogen to run a car. Imagine the possibilities of 2MW power in continuous run. Anyway, some calculations have to be made, but it’s obvious it can generate in time great quantities of energy. For free.

The platform can be put in the sea or oceans and doesn’t interfere with any human eyesight (except maybe ships travelling across the sea).

The bad part is that its construction is not cheap at all.

You can see the whole project on http://www.windhunter.org or if your want to see specific details directly, you can download a document presenting all the facts of this project here: http://www.windhunter.org/Windhunter_Integrated_Info.doc

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Ovidiu has always been a fan of technology and Captain Planet. Unable to ignore the technical possibilities that exist nowadays, he started collecting and blogging about the most interesting news out there and saw that there were a lot of people interested in the same that stuff he was.

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RussCA
RussCA

Electrolysis of seawater produces hydrogen, for sure, but it also produces chlorine in aboundance. It might produce some oxyten as well. But what is to be done with the chlorine?The reason is that in electrolysis the most reactive elements are the most likely to be separated to the two electrodes. Since seaware contains a lot of sodium chloride, NaCl, these elements will react preferentially to hydrogen and oxygen. Consequently, the sodium will be attracted to the negative electrode, where it reacts with the H2O to produce hydrogen and sodium hydroxide. The chlorine is attracted to the positive electrode where it is released.Try it.

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