Soda Can Trial

by Kent
(Hag, Md, USA)

28 June 2011
Ok, first I have not yet actually built a hydro generator, my connection is too slow. I have to wait about 10 mins to see 3 mins of video, and am very poor, limiting my ability to waste materials on trials of expensive metals.
I have mostly been experimenting with 57 cent regular steel plates from Lowes. I bought 5 of them that are actually the cover plates for household electrical junction boxes, sitting in a lunchmeat tub full of water.
Very crude I know, but cant afford much else yet. What I have discovered is I can now watch some DVDs I bought from Knowledgepublications a few years ago. The new info I have gained is that aluminum holds and releases hydrogen more rapidly than the steel. I hooked up one steel plate to positive, and a cut up and connected an aluminum can to the negative, since the negative gives off the hydrogen.
Originally, the can was cut into about a 4 inch square and flattened. I had regular tap water in the tub, with no catalyst( salt or baking soda )and noticed the edges where I cut the can were fogging off hydrogen and releasing it easier, with the flat larger surfaces bubbling but seeming to hold onto the bubbles. So I cut several slits in the aluminum square, and suddenly could see better results and hear it hissing as the hydrogen broke the top of the water.

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