How Does HHO Work?
I get asked this question a lot. And yet, this is the most important point to understand if you want to make your car more fuel efficient using this technology. The underlying physics and chemistry of this subject can be very complicated. But fortunately the basic concepts are very few and extremely simple.
Many people think that we are generating HHO so we can burn it, and that burning this HHO adds so much power, that we get better fuel mileage. In actual fact, this is not the case. To prove this point, lets this a step further. There are 3 energy conversions at work here:
The problem is that there are 3 energy conversions occurring here, and each one loses some energy. It is a basic fundamental of physics that in any conversion of energy from one form to another, there is going to be some loss. There is no such thing as 100% efficiency. In some of these conversions there is quite a bit of loss. So if this is all there was to the picture, then the system would actually lose mileage. I've seen this mistaken idea expressed in magazines and on television news coverage to prove that hho doesn't work.
What Really Is Going On?
Well, if we aren't trying to burn the HHO to get our fuel economy, then how does it work? In actual fact, HHO, when added to the air/fuel mixture going into the engine, causes that petroleum fuel to burn more completely and thereby releasing more of the energy of the fuel that would otherwise be wasted. The way this is done is by speeding up the burning process in the cylinder. Scientists say that it considerably increases the flame speed of the petroleum mixture. And it is this fact that sums up the primary way that HHO improves fuel mileage.
When the flame speed of the fuel mixture is increased, more of the fuel is burned during the power stroke. Less fuel is being burned after the power stroke, which is the the exhaust stroke, and which actually works against the turning of the engine. Further, less unburned fuel is being expelled from the engine as waste and pollutants. A relatively small amount of HHO will have a dramatic impact on the amount of power a given amount of gasoline will produce. It will also cut out a large fraction of the amount of harmful emissions the engine produces. Click on the image to the right to see a video of a 5 gas analyzer both before and after using a hydrogen assist system.
Aside from the reduction of emissions, major savings in fuel costs are also one of the benefits of using hydrogen technology. The following chart will show the savings that can be expected. The top row shows the percentage of savings from the HHO system, and the column on the left shows monthly fuel costs. Look up your currently monthly fuel cost on the left. Then, to determine your savings percent find your type of vehicle at the top of the chart.
There is a remarkable simplicity to this technology. If you add HHO to your engine, you will get an increase in combustion efficiency. That is just science, and it works as certainly as turning on a light switch. In some cases with modern cars and pickup trucks, we need to make some adjustments to the computer so it will allow these savings to take place. But with most commercial large engine systems, such as truck engines, gensets, marine engines, etc, no other handlings are needed to get these remarkable fuel savings.
For passenger vehicles, we ordinarily expect people to get a minimum of 25% increase in MPG, and 30-35% is our expected average. Some people have gotten 50% or more mileage increases. For large scale, long haul diesel tractors of "Semis", we expect 10%-15% improvement, although we've seen up to 25%. Other commercial engines usually fall somewhere in between. Look up on the chart above to see what kind of savings you can achieve. To purchase one of these systems, please go to our products page.