Energy from nature's forces

Joseph G. Hirschberg, Manuel A. Huerta, T. Nejat Veziroglu

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Abstract

We describe a system for producing hydrogen directly from the flow of rivers without the use of dams. Dams have been the source of widespread destruction of the environment and the displacement of populations. The Aswan dam flodded the homes of thousands of Numidians along the banks of the Nile, and the great Yangstee Dam is causing nearly a million Chinese to lose their homes. Our system uses the current of the river in a magnetic field to generate electricity without dams or moving generators. The electricity will then be used to electrolyze free hydrogen for use as clean fuel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006
Pages3447-3450
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006 - Lyon, France
Duration: Jun 13 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

Name16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006
Volume4

Other

Other16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2006, WHEC 2006
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period6/13/066/16/06

Keywords

  • Electrolysis
  • Hydrogen
  • Rivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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