Welcome to the November edition of the newsletter. I was impressed by Stephen’s presentation at the last meeting of the tests he has done on his car since adding the Bitron treatment. The thoroughness of his testing is a perfect example of how experiments and projects should be analysed to find out if perceived results are in actual fact real. All the theories in the world amount to zero unless the appropriate tests are carried out over a period of time to verify them. .......................Bruce
SECRETARY’S REPORT - OCTOBER MEETING
At 8:10pm Ashley welcomed us to the 60th consecutive meeting or the five year mark. We have $759 in the bank. Two vapour fuel books were added to the library, Keith donated information on Rotary Vee engine and a quick discussion on naptha fuel additive arose. Two videos were donated to the library as well. A book called “The Final Secret of Free Energy” by Tom Beardon was also added. Frank shared an update with us on Bears, Bulls & Mania’s. Andrew S. shared his latest developments on the Water Energiser [$200] while Steve shared his Bitron results. Ashley introduced Rebecca Hall who spoke on the human voice and health.
NEWS SNIPPETS & RUMOURS
A couple of articles in Australian newspapers recently have caught up with this newsletter from about 12 months ago when both subjects were written about.
The first (The Advertiser, 17th September 97) is the Gunnerman “A-55 fuel emulsifier” which consists of about 30% water, 6% alcohol and 0.5% A55 special additive, with the rest of the mix being the original petrol or diesel. Main advantages claimed are up to 33% better fuel economy, less emission pollutants and an increase in safety, as this fuel will not burn outside of the combustion chamber, even if a lighted match is put to it. The A-55 is being aimed at the diesel market primarily due to the big cut in pollution. The new news is that Adelaide based merchant and investment banker, Beston Pacific is investing in a plant at Port Adelaide to produce the A-55 product here in SA with the first trucks using the water based fuel being expected on the road within weeks.
The second (The Weekend Australian, 13th/14th September 97) is the Mercedes “Necar 3”, a hydrogen powered small car which will be making it’s European market debut next month and will be available in Australia next year at around $40,000. The environmentally friendly fuel cell version’s advent follows what the company describes as a “decisive breakthrough” in converting methanol into hydrogen via an on-board water vapour reformation process. In turn the hydrogen gas is fed into fuel cells where it reacts with atmospheric oxygen to produce the electrical energy that powers the vehicle. The process eliminates the need for the bulky hydrogen tanks or heavy batteries previously required to activate fuel cell systems while giving near zero emission levels. The NECAR 3 gives 90% of the fuel cells power within two seconds of the driver pressing the accelerator pedal which puts it on par with conventional petrol and diesel powered vehicles in the terms of driving dynamics. The 40 litre tank gives a driving range of 400 Km while the methanol gas, being a relatively low cost byproduct of waste materials does not need any special safety features.
MAYBE ALL YOU NEED IS MAGNETS?
All the hype of vortexes etc. to create “improved” water with reduced surface tension may all amount to zero if the Italian chemist Giorgio Piccardi is correct in his findings. In his book, “The Chemical Basis of Medical Climatology”, the capability of magnetic fields to alter the physical chemistry of water has been well documented.
Piccardi has demonstrated in his laboratory that at temperatures above freezing, magnetic fields tend to increase the solvent capabilities of water, or to inhibit the phase-change properties of dissolved minerals, allowing the water to hold dissolved materials in ionic suspension at concentrations greater than normal for a given temperature. When used on household pipes carrying water of a high-mineral content, magnetic fields tend to inhibit the deposition of scale on the inside of pipe walls. This principle has been successfully used in Europe on industrial boilers for years, reducing the need for costly shut-downs and de-scaling operations. In some cases, the application of magnetic field will stimulate the dissolution of scale which already has been deposited over the years.
If his findings are correct, then the same effects that the commercially available units are claiming may be reproduced simply by attaching magnets (of the right polarity) to the outside of the waterpipe. I shall include more details in next month’s newsletter.
FANTASTIC - MY CAR’S ENGINE FAILED!
A couple of weeks ago the head gasket failed on my car that I have done the fuel saving and hydrogen experiments on. I have been wanting to peer inside the engine for some time as a final confirmation that what I am doing is in agreement with the theory of fuel vaporisation, etc. and not damaging the engine. In short, by vaporising some of the fuel, less is used but the mixtures stay the same, while the fuel cut off system cuts the fuel off and puts extra air into the engine at the appropriate time. This has netted an increase in fuel economy from 28 mpg up to 48 mpg, an increase of 71% averaged over the last 12 months under all types of driving conditions.
Firstly a little on the history of this engine, an RG32 Mitsubishi with a capacity of 1600cc. It was originally a $450 Japanese import from the wreckers, sorry automotive dismantlers, so I assume it had probably done 50,000Km before I got hold of it. At about 150,000Km the head gasket failed the first time, the valves were lapped back in and new valve guides were fitted. It was around this period that I began my experiments, culminating with the present system which has been on the car for two years. Also during this time many other things were tried which did not work and so the engine had a variety of stuff poured through it.
When the engine failed recently, it had done another 97,000Km which brings it’s estimated life close to 250,000Km. To my great relief and joy, when I pulled the head off it, the interior of the engine looked better than it did last time it was apart. The most striking evidence that things were going to plan was the lack of carbon buildup on the pistons - there was virtually none. The valve guides were like new and the valves and seats had minimal pitting and wear. With a bit of valve grinding paste and twirling these were brought back to as new condition.
So my final question was answered, the engine did not suffer burnt valves or excessive wear as some of my critics have suggested. I put the good condition of the engine down to the more efficient burning of the fuel (increased fuel economy), reduction in combustion temperatures (measured reduction in exhaust temperature) and the addition of a Teflon additive to the oil when the motor was first bought. In conclusion, this shows that it is possible to improve the economy of the average engine significantly with very minimal changes to the engine and a bit of fine tuning with a bonus of less engine wear as well. ..............Bruce
By applying electricity to some fluids containing suspended particles, the particles form tiny chains, causing the fluid to be more viscous. This phenomenon is called the Winslow effect, after Dr. W. M. Winslow, who discovered it in 1940. Since then, the automotive industry along with others, including Dr. Winslow himself, now 93, continue to search for a practical application of such “smart fluids”.
Experimenters at Michigan State University in the United States knew that molten milk chocolate shared certain qualities with “smart fluids”. As suspected, in a recent experiment, a melted chocolate bar turned almost instantly into a stiff semi-solid when exposed to a strong electric field. Another “smart fluid”, composed of cornstarch suspended in kerosene, varies between the consistency of milk and that of butter as the intensity of the electric field changed. Another invention looking for an application!
HYDROGEN POWERED AIRCRAFT
Engineers at Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus (DASA) will eliminate carbon dioxide emissions and produce less pollution from nitrogen oxides than with conventional aircraft with a new hydrogen powered aeroplane, destined to see the skies by the end of this century.
The first hydrogen aircraft was a Canberra bomber successfully flown by the US military in 1956! The German project is the first however to redesign the combustion chamber of the engine in order to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. The standard fuel nozzles have been replaced by a “micro mixing” system in which the hydrogen enters the combustion chamber through tiny pores, creating thousands of tiny “flamelets”. This achieves complete mixing of fuel and air, resulting in lower combustion temperatures and the lower emissions which were cut by 70%!
Test have been carried out on an auxiliary power unit turbine from an Airbus 320. The next step is to convert the engines of a Dornier 328 aircraft. This is planned as a joint project with Tupolev, Pratt and Whitney and Dornier and is planned to first fly by the year 2000.
The next meeting will be, as usual, on the second Friday of the month, this time being FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER . The doors will open at 7.30pm, while the meeting will start at 8pm.
This month we anticipate some more members projects plus a video called......
This video is current and features Jim Griggs (hydrosonic pump), Stan Meyer (hydrogen powered car) and the Patterson Power Cell (cold fusion).
Don’t forget your $3 admission and something to share for supper. See you there!!