Hydrogen - The life saving fuel source
Though hydrogen is an amazing element with world saving potential, it appears that the public perception of hydrogen is not accurate. Many people do not undrstand the difference between hydrogen fusion, a nuclear reaction, and hydrogen combustion, a chemical reaction. Hydrogen, while very flammable, is not much different than other flammable gases. It needs oxygen to burn, and without oxygen, it cannot burn, nor explode.
Today's gasoline cars create so much pollution, they must use a filter on the exhaust sytem - the catalytic converter. Catalytic converters use a chemical reaction that breaks down unburned hydrocarbons into CO2 and H2O. That is why most cars on the road today can be seen steaming and dripping water out of the exhaust. Hydrogen powered cars also have steam and water coming out of the exhaust, however they do not have or need a catalytic converter.
Hydrogen is a pure element. When it burns, it produces pure water. In contrast, gasoline is a complex compound that is highly toxic before and after being burned. The problems with gasoline combustion have never been overcome, and no amount of filtrating can make gasoline combustion as good as hydrogen combustion. The problem is, hydrogen can be easily produced from water, along with oxygen. In this case, no oxygen is consumed from the air we breathe. On the other hand, gasoline combustion always uses oxygen from the atmosphere, and over time, we have decreased the amount of oxygen in the air we breath. If the regulating political bodies really care about our health of our planet, gasoline should be outlawed at once. Gasoline should not be used as a primary fuel, though it could be kept around indefinetely for special purpose vehicles.
The flame speed of hydrogen can easily be adjusted. Hydrogen will not burn without oxygen, so the burning rate can be adjusted by adjusting the amount of available oxygen. Also, hydrogen combustion can be slowed dramatically by mixing it with nitrogen and argon. Hydrogen can easily be setup to match the burning speed of gasoline, natural gas or propane. You can use hydrogen to heat your house, cook food, or power your car.
For technical infromation regarding the benefits of using hydrogen injection on regular fossil fuel vehicles, see Hydrogen Research Introduction.