International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Novel Technique Of Generating Hydrogen Gas Using Radiowave Energy

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Ricardo F. Capistrano





ABSTRACT: This research revealed that exposure of methane and/or steam to radiowave (RW) and microwave (MW) energy using copper and rhodium catalysts produced hydrogen gas. The feasible pathways of chemical reactions leading to its production are shown below; CH4 + 2H2O +MW or RW + catalyst → CO2 + 4H2 4H2O +MW orRW + catalyst → 2O2 + 4H2 The generation of hydrogen gas was true for both sources of energy whether separately or in combination. The amount of hydrogen produced using RW energy was however, greater by more than 53 % as compared to the output of hydrogen using MW energy. MW at 1,145 W power using 18.3 g rhodium catalyst yielded an average of 15,000 ppm hydrogen. Using RW energy, the same quantity of rhodium catalyst net a very high yield of 542,151 ppm hydrogen. Using 153.3 g copper catalyst, RW produced an average amount of 30,820 ppm hydrogen gas. The optimum conditions for the above reactions to move forward and yield the highest amount of hydrogen gas, were the following; methane average gas flow rates of 1.0 ml/s, average steam flow rates of 5 g/s, radiowave coil glow time of 1 minute and /or greater , for microwave, time range of 4 to 5 minutes at a power of 500 to 600 W, for RW generator, 475 kHz and a coil glow time of 1 minute and higher. In general, methane as well as, steam or in right combinations of both when subjected to MW and/or RW energy in the presence of catalyst(s) produced hydrogen gas.



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