Last winter, inventor John Kanzius was already attempting one seemingly impossible feat-building a machine to cure cancer with radio waves-when his device inadvertently succeeded in another: He made saltwater catch fire. TV footage of his bizarre discovery (check out the video below) has been burning up the blogosphere ever since, drawing crackpots and Ph.D.s alike into a raging debate. Can water burn? And if so, what good can come of it?
Some people gush over the invention's potential for desalinization or cheap energy. Briny seawater, after all, sloshes over most of the planet's surface, and harnessing its heat energy could power all sorts of things. Skeptics say Kanzius's radio generator is sucking up far more energy than it's creating, making it a carnival trick at best.
For now, Kanzius is tuning out the hubbub. The retired radio- and television- station owner says the saltwater stuff is interesting, but a cancer breakthrough is what he's really after. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2002, he began building his radio-wave blaster the next year, soon after a relapse. His lifelong fascination with radio provided further inspiration. Radio station antennas, he knew, can turn a bystander's metal eyeglasses toasty warm. If he could seed a person's cancerous cells with nanoscopic metal particles and blast them with radio waves, perhaps he could kill off the cancer while sparing healthy tissue.
The saltwater phenomenon happened by accident when an assistant was bombarding a saline-filled test tube with radio waves and bumped the tube, causing a small flash. Curious, Kanzius struck a match. "The water lit like a propane flame," he recalls.
"People said, 'It's a crock. Look for hidden electrodes in the water,' " says Penn State University materials scientist Rustum Roy, who visited the Erie, Pennsylvania, inventor in his lab in August after seeing the feat on Google Video. A demo made Roy a believer. "This is discovery science in the best tradition," he says.
Roy thinks the sodium chloride in the water may weaken the bonds between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms, which are broken free by radio waves. It's these gas molecules that are igniting, he explains, not the liquid itself. Tests show that the reaction disappears once the radio waves stop. Roy plans to conduct more tests to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Meanwhile, researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have made progress using Kanzius's technology to fight cancer in animals. They published their findings last month in the journal Cancer.
How to Burn Saltwater as Fuel
Inventor John Kanzius managed to burn saltwater to generate power. Here's how:
1. A generator emits 14-megahertz radio waves.
2 . The waves bombard a solution of regular table salt and water.
3. Exactly what happens next remains a mystery, but one theory posits that the sodium chloride may weaken the bonds between the strong>oxygen and hydrogen atoms in water. Radio waves break apart the bonds and liberate flammable hydrogen gas molecules.
4. A match ignites the hydrogen, generating an intense flame.
5. The resulting heat powers a simple engine.
In fact, you can build an "under the hood" system that releases hydrogen and oxygen from water and feeds it into an internal combustion engine. A lot of people are using them right now. I reviewed a few of the systems here <a href="http://waterforfuel.zanderboon.com">Run Your Car On Water</a>
I also found this article on the same subject - interesting stuff!
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Radio waves induce current in conductors.
Salt water is a conductor.
Current in salt water electrolyzes water emitting oxygen and hydrogen.
Oxygen and hydrogen then burn.
It is not that complex.
What my question is: can this new-found tech be used to possibly power an engine? An engine possibly powerful enough to say... power a car? This may be a bigger discovery than origionaly thought. Salt water is the most plentiful (and tangible) natural resource on this planet...just a thought...
Hello, I just want to know who is continuing his work or has it been bought by big oil companies. All we need is a line of sea water coming to our home & with a wave generator we can create fire that will turn a generator for electricity for our homes( no more electric bill) heat our homes ( no more gas bills) & we can also process our water with softeners & rO's (no more water bills!) stop screwing the hard working americans & let us know how it actually works. I'll pump the water myself if they cant figure out how to pump it.
I wanna ask you people something, this fuel (I mean fuel from pure water) taking affect to car with carburetor system..? I'm from Indonesia, here in this country still running car with carburetor system.. You know that this car (with carburetor system) didn't have lean mixture control, not like car with electronic fuel system.
here is how kanzius frequency is calculated
how it works, and why it is bioactive
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Radio station antennas, he because, can turn a toasty warm bystander's metal eyeglasses. I would like to know what the role of metallic glasses http://www.firmoo.com/
why are you not using the salt for cars then and airplanes