According to scientists, the production of hydrogen fuel from sources of fresh water can create problems
Hydrogen fuel is really becoming increasingly important in the modern world.
Because scientists from Stanford and Beijing universities have discovered how to turn seawater into hydrogen fuel using chemical reaction of high school. The results of the study and a new method published in the journal PNAS.
So, according to the researchers, if you skip electric current through water it splits into oxygen and hydrogen – the latter can be used as a reliable source of fuel with zero emissions.
Experts have developed a new metal coating for electrodes used in the experiment: it would allow them to resist the chemical reaction that takes place in salt water.
As for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen necessary electric charge, scientists have tried to make your device as environmentally friendly as possible, installing the solar panels.
Chemist Kuntze Let (Hongjie Dai) stated, a system can be installed on submarines or scuba gear.
Hydrogen fuel cells can power a submarine or diver’s equipment, while the oxygen resulting from a chemical reaction, can do the person, replenishing his stock, so he could breathe.
However, experts note that many practical applications may not be soon, because the study only demonstrates that this technology can in principle work.
“Now the demand for hydrogen is still relatively limited, because the so-called hydrogen economy has not yet reached its peak, though, and is in the early stages of growth. However, the future demand for hydrogen will increase significantly,” – said Grant.
Still the process was based on purified fresh water, which is quite expensive.
According to scientists, the production of hydrogen fuel from sources of fresh water can create problems for those who have a vital necessity in this liquid. This is especially true because climate change may soon exacerbate drought around the world.
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