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I have students interested in learning about water powered engines. These students hope to build? a hydrogen powered engine. Even though this may not be possible I would like them to find existing information regarding this area of their interest. Please advise me on where to send them for information.]



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There are various options. Look in a research library for books or articles on:
(1) Fuel cells
(2) Compressed hydrogen/liquefied hydrogen
(3) Metal hydrides
The basic problem, I believe, is that hydrogen is hard to carry around. It would make a great fuel for environmental purposes, since burning it produces nothing but water (well maybe some Nitrogen Oxides if burned in regular air). Sorry I do not have any specific references. You might also try to find Canada's National Energy Policy from the early eighties, which I believe discussed the hydrogen fuel option in some depth.

Arthur Smith



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