PHYS, CHEM & HUMAN EXP [C3T1G2]
PHYS, CHEM & HUMAN EXP [C3T1G2] GSCI 101
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Date Created: 09/26/15
Jamie Corssen Mr Barnes GCOM 121 February 27 2006 Hydrogen Cars I Introduction A Inclusion of an attention getter 1 According to AAAcom it costs the average American 6000 to fuel a vehicle for one year AAA 2 A Conversion to hydrogen powered vehicles is expected to increase the miles per gallon from 20 to 99 according to National Geographic Today B The conversion from internal combustion to hydrogen powered fuel cells will be bene cial to the economy environment and consumer l The only byproducts of a hydrogen powered car are energy and water 2 Hydrogen is nontoxic renewable energy source Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe however it does not naturally exist alone II Conversion A The process of separating hydrogen from its natural existence bonded with oxygen 1 Direct solar hydrogen production is currently the most promising means of conversion 2 Steam reformation is another way to yield hydrogen it is a combination of heat steam and natural gas B The difficulties involved in converting to a hydrogen driven economy 1 In cars fuel cells will be filled with hydrogen much like gas tanks are filled with gasoline 2 Plans involving wind as an energy source to convert hydrogen to a fuel source would not create any toxic emissions or contribute to global warming III Safety A Hydrogen is 14 lighter than air severely reducing the possibility of danger spreading in case of a punctured fuel cell 1 The volatility of hydrogen means storage free of leaks is vital to safely using hydrogen fuel cells 2 The newest models of hydrogen fueled vehicles meet federal safety standards Studies show hydrogen gas tanks would be less risky than gasoline hydrogen dissipates quickly and dispenses upward while gas tends to pool and provide fuel for explosions E
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