[ExI] FW: [agi] Burning Saltwater - This Could Change Everything and a possible Cancer Cure to Boot

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Sep 11 06:56:26 UTC 2007

On Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 09:17:46PM +0000, aiguy at comcast.net wrote:
>    I found the following article at
>    [1]http://www.overunity.com/index.php?topic=2424.msg47374;topicseen

Please refrain from posting material from kook sites in future. Consider
this an official warning.
>    This catalyst found by researchers at Purdue Univesity was able to
>    seperate hydrogen and oxygen by adding water to an aluminum gallium
>    catalyst.

Sigh. It's not a catalyst. Aluminum is highly reactive, but passivated
by Al2O3, which sticks to the metal. Simply amalgamating the metal
(or add gallium) doesn't make the oxide stick, and it will start
reacting with water. Sodium hydroxide is doing something similiar;
dissolving the oxyde layer.

>    Unfortunately the catalyst is only partially preserved and the alumina

It's not a catalyst.

>    must be reprocessed periodically.

It's a stupid idea.
>    But the expensive Gallium potion of the catalyst is preserved.

Do you realize how expensive gallium is?
>    Does anyone here have access to their paper on this discovery that was
>    presented at the September 7th Nanotechnolgy International Conference
>    in Santa Clara California?

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