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Burning Seawater Produces Hydrogen

Since this is September 11, a national day of remembrance, I would like to acknowledge those who fell six years ago and the families who have suffered since. The events of that day brought on a war and turned this nation’s focus from positive growth to the negativity of vengeance and fear in fighting terrorism on a worldwide scale. While it is good to take time to remember these events, it is also healthy to look forward into the positive once again.

And, one of the positives today is that a Pennsylvania cancer researcher has made one of the most exciting discoveries in water science in the past 100 years. John Kanzius has discovered that he can burn seawater, the most abundant substance on the planet, with radio waves, to create hydrogen gas.

Kanzius made the discovery when running an experiment of desalinating seawater. This discovery has also been confirmed by a Penn State University chemist as well.

The potential for creating hydrogen using this method is huge especially if using the radio frequencies can pencil out in a cost effective manner. In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, Samuel Taylor Coleridge said “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” or some variation thereof, but how could he know that the seawater surrounding him may one day power the world’s ships and other transportation vessels?

If this discovery pans out, it will one day be hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere, we’ve found the missing link.

About Hydro Kevin Kantola

Hydro Kevin Kantola
I'm a hydrogen car blogger, editor and publisher interested in documenting the history and the progression of hydrogen cars, vehicles and infrastructure worldwide.

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  1. Hello, I’m new here, I’m not sure if this is the right section to post this, I am Tom from Australia. Thanks for the information on a unique way to produce hydrogen. I hadn’t heard about burning seawater as a method before.

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