Cornish Hydrogen Generator, What happened?

I am writing this Cornish Hydrogen Generator page for Jeff.

I am no chemist so I don't know much about chemical reaction so I take Umpqua Energy, Inc.'s claim that the process of combining aluminum and sodium hydroxide (Red devil Lye) is very dangerous and hard to control. And I am oblige to stress some precautions here to warn experimenters to be extra careful if you're going to try it.

Such strong chemical reaction is the one responsible for splitting water into each of its two original elements, hydrogen and oxygen.

Here's how simple the Generator looks like.

Umpqua Energy Cornish Hydrogen Generator Diagram

Isn't it cool!

I mean, Mr. Cornish' discovery/invention includes aspect of recycling of scrap aluminum on its scheme, zero carbon emission process while producing another potential alternative fuel - hydrogen.

After the chemical reaction the aluminum turns back into alumina or aluminum oxide, which is a major ingredient for the production of aluminum as well as in abrasives, refractories, ceramics, and electrical insulation.

So now, I share other sites on calling for engineers and scientists to scale up the invention. And leaders too to support both technical and policy research and development on the matter.

If there's a will, there's always a way!

I think, Umpqua's market summary provided a comprehensive view for its potential.

Umpqua Energy Cornish Hydrogen Generator Flowchart

With the information I gathered from my research it got me wondering what had happened to the Mr. Cornish' experiments? Strange, huh!

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