This is version 3b2 of my analysis of Stanley Meyer's Gaseous Transformer, EPG - Energy Production Generator, which powered Stan's internal combustion engine in his water powered, dune buggy.
This is a minor correction of version 3a and a minor correction to version 3b. The latter corrects a claim made upon the music during the first intermission after 40, or so, minutes.
I use several source-videos for my critique...
Two of Russ Gries' videos: "The Key To Stanley Meyers Water Car Gas Electrical Hydrogen Generator" and "P2 The Key To Stanly Myers Water Car, Gas Core Transformer, Self Staining Device",
...and another video of two cars outfitted with a power station of slightly different designs:
"Hermann Anderson Water Fuel Car Lost Video stanley meyer" (this latter design includes footage of Donald Brisbee's variation of Herman's original).
My main theme is: Stanley Allen Meyer's Dune Buggy was powered by AMMONIA. Maybe he was planning on telling us how he did it once he made his fortune and satisfied his personal endeavor to evangelize his faith?
Aaron Murakami, Peter Lindemann and Russ Gries must get the credit for turning me onto this topic without whom I would have thought our popular interpretation of Stanley's technology was being generated by a bunch of dreamers! ;-)
Additional credit goes to: Larry Wandell, Jim Rodney, Edward Leedskalnin, RL Poole, and of course: Stan himself, plus many others.
The shortcut for this playlist is:
The shortcut for a short synopsis (under eight minutes) is:
Begin your homework here:
"Ammonia is sometimes called the "other hydrogen" due to its structure of three hydrogen molecules and one nitrogen molecule. The ability of ammonia gas to become a liquid at low pressures means that it is a good "carrier" of hydrogen. Liquid ammonia contains more hydrogen by volume than compressed hydrogen or liquid hydrogen. For example, ammonia is over 50% more energy dense per gallon than liquid hydrogen."
"Ammonia was used during World War II to power buses in Belgium, and in engine and solar energy applications prior to 1900. Liquid ammonia also fuelled the Reaction Motors XLR99 rocket engine, that powered the X-15 hypersonic research aircraft. Although not as powerful as other fuels, it left no soot in the reusable rocket engine and its density approximately matches the density of the oxidizer, liquid oxygen, which simplified the aircraft's design."
"...when we burn ammonia, we're actually burning hydrogen, since that's the element in ammonia that combusts and provides the energy."
- Haber- Bosch process (250 bar, 450 oC)
N2 (g) + 3H2 (g) 2NH3 (g) Energy consumption: 36.GJ/ton NH3
3H2O(g) + N2 (g) 2NH3 + 3/2 O2 (g) 26 GJ/ton NH3
- Solid-state electrochemical process (1 bar, 300 - 700 oC)
Overall cost reduction: 1/2 of the current price of NH3
"Ammonia is easy to crack." [takes little energy to burn]