INTRO – SHORT
Hydrogen has been predicted to be the “fuel of the future” because of its easy integration into our society technologically and socially. Hydrogen fuel cells have a theoretical maximum efficiency of 83%, this is significantly higher than the average internal fossil fuel combustion engine or generator at a mere average of 33% efficiency and a maximum of 58% theoretical efficiency. What if we could extract hydrogen from water, basically for free while making use of nuclear waste products? We can! The answer lies in nano-structures that compound radiation ionizing water into its two component gases, without excess radiation.
The process is easily initiated by all types of radiation. The type of radiation only determines the efficiency of this process. Quite similar to a recent discovery of gold nano-structures splitting water by being exposed to light. Carbon nanotubes are dispersed in waste water. The result is wave amplification and localization of radiation inside the nanotubes turning non ionizing radiation levels into usable water splitting catalysts.
Hydrogen is used in our society in many ways from power generation to the production of chemicals and reactants. It is a vital portion of our economy recently readily achieved by electrolysis, which has a net energy loss overall. Employing the use of radiation from nuclear waste to produce clean hydrogen is priceless and may become vital to maturing our economy Beyond fossil fuels.
Carbon nano-tubes allow quantum tunneling and standing waves to occur. The size of the nano-tubes used depends on the type of radiation for optimal use. Multi walled nano-tubes are seen by IMSG trials to be most effective with gamma radiation. The following research will determine the cost/benefit ratio and market impact of this technology.