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Water as Fuel with Puharich and Meyer


Perhaps one way to ween civilization from its appetite for fossil fuels is to offset its use by oxyhydrogen gas fuel derived from water. With more then 300 million cubic miles of water on the Earth’s surface, its one of the most abundant substance on the planet. Water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. When then these gases are derived from water, they form a combustible clean fuel gas known as oxyhydrogen. The exhaust produced when burning this fuel is once again water, and so its use be clean and harmonious with the environment.

The problem with this fuel is that conventional electrolysis requires more energy input than is yielded and so this option has not been a viable alternative. However, inventors from the early 1980′s began exploring low power means for disrupting the covalent bonds that hold water molecules together.

The man who first discovered (and patented) a form of this technology was Andrija Puharich. Incidentally, at the time Puharich filed his water fuel patent in June of 1981, he lived only a few miles from where I live today. His patent was titled “A Method and Apparatus for Splitting Water Molecules”, which he was granted on July 19th, 1983. You may review this patent by clicking here.

The key elements of Puharich’s setup are connected in series:
1) implementation to manage the waveform
2) an isolation transformer
3) a capacitor formed from insulated cylindrical plates with using with water as a dielectric
4) inductors placed serially on either side of the capacitor

Puharich Block Diagram

Puharich’s water fuel cell was arranged as follows:

Puharich’s water fuel cell

Puharich energized his cell with a low frequency amplitude modulated AC waveform between 20 to 200 Hz carried on a frequency of between 200 to 100,000 Hz. In operation, the frequencies are tuned so that the capacitor, the water cell, is resonant with the Vss side inductor.

Puharich's AM waveform

This waveform is rectified by the water between the capacitor’s plates as the magnitude of polarization in the water increases through the operation of the cell.

Puharich rectified AM waveform

Shortly after Puharich was granted his patent, Stan Meyer began work along similar lines. I do not know for sure whether Meyer began his research after having read Puharich’s patent, but based on the chronology of the patent filings and the similarities in their approaches, I think it likely that Meyer’s work was directly based on Puharich’s. From 1983 until his death in 1998, Meyer was granted more then 15 patents as he continually improved upon his version of the technology. The most descriptive disclosure of Meyer’s basic approach comes from his 1990 patent which you may review by clicking here.

As with Puharich, the key elements of Meyer’s setup are connected in series:
1) electronics to manage the circuits energization
2) an isolation transformer
3) a capacitor formed from 304L stainless steel coaxial tubes using water as a dielectric
4) inductors placed serially on either side of the capacitor
5) a “blocking” diode placed on the Vdd side of the further inductor

Meyer's block diagram

Meyer’s water fuel cell was arranged as follows:

Meyer's water fuel cell

Meyer energized his cell with two square wave frequencies; a higher frequency tuned to bring about electrical resonance between the water cell (a capacitor) and the Vss side inductor, and a lower square wave frequency used to gate the resonant frequency at regular intervals. The resulting waveform is a train of square pulses followed by a constant off-period.

Below is a diagram showing how Meyer used this waveform to step charge the water cell to such a degree that the water molecules are “winched” apart by the strong orientation effect of the increasing electrostatic field.

Meyer's waveform

The result is a voltage-only effect that uses strong polarity to weaken and dissolve the covalent bond of the water molecule and so produces oxygen and hydrogen gases.

Splitting water

Below is a water capacitor I built while attempting to replicate Meyer’s technology.

Water capacitor

Below are measurements of the capacitance, resistance (and impedance) of the water capacitor in both dry and submerged states at various frequencies. See  below:

CRZ for dry WFC

CRZ for wet WFC

Below is a picture of the WFC mounted in tap water.

Coaxial water capacitor on 082610 @ 0730

Below is a 5 capacitor array.

Coaxial water capacitor array on 052310 @ 1823

In the following image, a pulse frequency of 2110 Hz and  a gating frequency of 120 Hz was used.

WFC input waveform 082610-0730

The waveform output on the water capacitor looks as shown below:

WFC output waveform

The step charging on the water capacitor rose in this test to 715 volts. The cell made very light gas production while consuming a steady 1500 mW of power.

The oxyhydrogen gas being produced in the video above is using the high voltage, low current (low power) effect in the way Meyers describes it in his patents. Meyers referred to this effect as the Electrical Polarization Process. While the capacitor shown above is not producing very much gas, it does seem to at least confirm the principles Meyer’s described.

I started a Yahoo Group for the purpose of finding others interested in this line of research and collaborating with them. Anyone interested in this technology should join.


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