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THE INTERVIEW

InterviewEVOLUTIONARY HYDROGEN GENERATION PROCESS OPENS THE DOORS TO LARGE SCALE ADOPTION OF HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS

“My interview with Hope Cell founder Robert Vancina provides an insight not only into his breakthrough technology but a glimpse of the future where zero carbon footprint will go hand-in-hand with mobile energy storage and delivery.

The last hurdle to the large-scale adoption of fuel cells is about to fall, with the green and efficient production of hydrogen provided by Hope Cell.” Jurgen Vollrath Exponential Technologies Counsel

Application

Application Carbon

SCALABLE CLEAN HYDROGEN GENERATION FROM METHANE GAS WITH CARBON SEQUESTRATION

 

Methane gas application

The present invention relates to plasma decomposition of methane and other hydrocarbons for producing hydrogen through plasma reforming process.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE

Excerpt from patent papers: ” An aspect of the invention is an improved apparatus and method for providing stable and controllable plasma for the purpose of generating hydrogen via plasma decomposition of hydrocarbon materials. Employing plasma, through proposed method and apparatus, as medium for changing state of the matter of the hydrocarbon enclosed in the vacuum, change physical properties of the cluster. Plasma electrical charge ionizes hydrocarbons and enables lower temperatures of hydrocarbon decomposition through resonating bonds in the cluster using hydrogen exothermic effect with a highly energetic rate and resulting in more effective breakage of hydrogen-carbon bond. This approach gives a number of advantages: lower energy consumption, higher energy efficiency in production, starting and stopping the decomposition process is close to instantaneous, user-friendly control with possibility of instant variable output of the process, scalability of application, decomposition approaching 100% under optimal high pressure, low electrical conductivity of input hydrocarbon gas can be converted through plasma discharge into high conductivity physical properties.

Methane US011 Certificate of Grant

A wide variety of hydrocarbon compounds can be used in plasma decomposition according to this invention where carbon, as the by-product is released in solid soot state and is easily removable and ready for usage in different applications or safe storage. Important characteristics of the process are simplification of the decomposition, no need for catalyst so no catalyst deactivation, scalable size, on-demand usage, mobile equipment friendly and low-cost applications.”

And just an observation: side effect – Atomic Carbon sot as a perfect source for graphene nanotechnology feedstock

Published in Scientific Media  RESEARCH GATE   JOURNAL OF FUNDAMENTALS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND APPLICATIONS

One of the main problems associated with hydrogen production in hydrocarbon conversion process, from a chemical point of view, is the kinetic limitation. Low feasibility narrowing options of the process for conventional thermal conversion. Most common production of hydrogen – Steam Reforming resulting with high energy consumption. Using special high-priced catalysts to attain reasonable productivity and equivalent equipment size without much scalability rate characterize this technology. The necessity to heat the catalyst to the high working temperature (approx.800 0C) leads also to the problem of ‘cold start’ and restricting mobile applications.  Enormous energy waste in the process accompanied with the production of over 8.8 billion tons* of carbon globally, are additional negative aspects of the process. Hydrogen basic physical properties ensure future wide usage as an energy source and carrier of high caloric value. A wide variety of applications can be adapted to hydrogen use as the source or medium of energy. Hydrogen is a very reactive element and does not exist in the elementary form in the natural environment of the Earth. It always comes in a molecular arrangement of clusters based on H2 dipole. Stability of those clusters depends on the stability of all elements included. Hydrogen is bonded with other elements not only as single-molecule bond but rather as oscillating clusters of molecules bonded together. Hydrogen bonds on photo and schematic                                                                                                                                                                              Hydrogen cluster image and schematic of it

The substantial cooperative strengthening of the hydrogen bonds is dependent on long-range interactions and strength of each bond in the cluster, which encourages larger clusters formation for the same average bond density and potential.

Elements isolation can be achieved by exposing cluster to a range of high temperatures. An unstable elementary hydrogen in the cluster, whose bond with other elements has been broken when exposed to high temperatures, will tend to react with predominantly electrically opposite element in its proximity. In a vacuum environment, it will form a hydrogen molecule.

Breaking one bond, through exposing cluster to heat, generally weakens those around. If exposed to the oxygen environment, and accompanied with high temperature, hydrogen will violently react in combining with oxygen through combustion. This mechanism would define most common combustion in general, allowing for some untypical exceptions. Exothermic reaction further breaks the hydrogen bond with other elements of the cluster, exposes more hydrogen to run off combustion process.

If we take, for example, hydrocarbon case, different hydrocarbon bonds occur in various lengths and structures, comprise various additional elements as well. More complex hydrocarbon cluster can be broken to as many simple hydrocarbons and other components through exposing to different temperatures.

Reactivity of metal hydride with hydrogen is known and used in various applications.

The phenomenon of hydrogen embrittlement results from the formation of interstitial hydrides. Interstitial hydrides most commonly exist within metals or alloys more closely resembling common alloys. In such hydrides, hydrogen can exist as either atomic or diatomic entity. Mechanical or thermal processing, such as bending, striking, or annealing may cause the hydrogen to precipitate out of solution, by degassing. These systems are usually non-stoichiometric, with variable amounts of hydrogen atoms in the lattice. Hydrides of this type form according to either one of two main mechanisms. The first mechanism involves the adsorption of dihydrogen, succeeded by the cleaving of the H-H bond, the delocalization of the hydrogen’s electrons, and finally, the diffusion of the protons into the metal lattice. The other main mechanism involves the electrolytic reduction of ionised hydrogen on the surface of the metal lattice, also followed by the diffusion of the protons into the lattice. The second mechanism is responsible for the observed temporary volume expansion of certain electrodes used in electrolytic experiments.

Those mechanisms do not have any typical side effects of an atomic reaction, supported by strong evidence of lattice transmutation through spectrometry readings, and can’t be considered as such.

Mechanism initiated through plasma treatment of hydrogen based cluster in presence of metal hydride lattice would present new moment in hydrogen embrittlement and is accompanied with exothermic reaction.

Hope Cell initial sea water test with LENR surface etching evidence; plasma relocation example

Hope Cell initial sea water test with LENR surface etching evidence; plasma relocation example

Practical example of hydrogen embrittlement through proposed mechanism in metal hydride lattice

Plasma is a highly dense source of energy, which covering process enthalpy and provide optimal temperature range to eliminate kinetic limitations of hydrogen isolation.

Low electrical conductivity of the medium has been converted into high conductivity physical properties through the interaction of plasma which resulting in a change of the state of the matter.

Double Layer plasma mechanism isolates an unstable and highly reactive elementary atomic hydrogen H in the cluster, whose bond with other elements has been broken. Exposed atomic hydrogen proton will violently react with surrounding fast moving metal hydride lattice electron and forming additional neutron through isolated but violent exothermic reaction. This additional exothermic reaction – highly energized emission, results in elevated atomic hydrogen isolation by syncing into molecular dipole frequency with resonating effect, where excessive breakage of surrounding cluster bonds is maintained in a run-off process. Breaking one bond, through exposing hydrogen medium cluster to excess heat, bends and weakens bonds around, and a process is repeated in surrounding area of metal hydride lattice. Mechanism results in forming of 2H Deuterium, which is one neutron heavier, and sheds excess binding energy to the lattice through beta decay, further resulting in the nano-dimensional isolated transmutation of the surface, with spectrometry detection of numerous new elements. Plasma electromagnetic excitement allows the process to continue with the hydrogen proton capture in the lattice. Each successive cascade and decay emit a significant amount of excess heat energy and result in further isolated metal hydride surface lattice transmutation through this weak nuclear force.

Hydrogen Proton

Schematic of Hydrogen embrittlement in metal hydride lattice and conditions of exothermal reaction mechanism LENR

Hydrogen based cluster decomposition through double layer plasma mechanism demonstrates a high specific productivity rate of decomposition comparing with steam reforming or partial oxidation processes.

Employing plasma, as a medium for changing the state of the matter of the cluster, changes its physical properties. Plasma electrical charge ionising hydrocarbon and allowing lower temperatures of decomposition from approximately 8000C in conventional steam reforming to approximately 1200C with plasma decomposing through resonating bonds in the cluster with a high energetic rate. The process resulting in more effective and substantially less energy demanding breakage of a hydrogen-carbon bond. Enthalpy of the mechanism covering a wide range of temperatures where different hydrogen based clusters can be decomposed. The process demonstrates over-unity comparing to electrolysis or steam reforming and is proportionally reflected by lowering final price of the product.Hope Cell Double Layer Plasma Mechanism

This approach gives numeral advantages of Lower energy consumption; Higher energy efficiency in production; Starting and stopping process of decomposition close to instantaneous; User friendly control with possibility of instant variable output of the process; Scalability of application; Decomposition approaching 100% under optimal high pressure; Wide variety of hydrogen based cluster compounds can be used in plasma decomposition through proposed method, where carbon, as the by-product is released in solid soot state – it is easily removable and ready for usage in different applications or safe storage. An important characteristic of the process are the simplification of the decomposition; no need for catalyst so no catalyst deactivation; scalable size; on demand usage; mobile equipment friendly; low-cost applications. Water decomposing would be the most obvious application as well.

  magnyfied plasma thermoionic scatering under 720 Wh

Result of applying mechanism to sea water decomposition

Uniquely scalable setup allowing the exothermic effect of hydrogen in a robust stainless steel enclosure with LENR evidence; Neutron capture and weak interactions explain the surface reactions and excess heat generation. Hope Cell have surface interactions spread throughout the body of the cell on multiple rates – example of the discovery of controlling, directing and magnification. Process strongly supporting water dislocation in anomalous over-unity quantity comparing to standard electrolysis. Burned mark on another side of the body showing plasma change of the state of the matter of the water and physical properties as a result of it (water can burn)! Using surplus of the wind, sun-generated energy for conversion to hydrogen for readily available, on demand usage is another innovative example of converting hydrogen to medium or carrier of energy, allowing alternative sources to become mainstream as a major breakthrough in energy consumption. There are many more exciting possibilities.

* Source – Royal Society of Chemistry 2009

Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering

High Impact List of Articles

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Aplications Publication

Published October 2015

Research Gate Publication

Published July 2014

Naval Surface Warefare Center Featuring Hope Cell

Published September 2015


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