The model is fully based on the Hillary Eldridge patent, USA
603 058 "Electrical Retort" presented on April 26, 1898.
Combustible gas produced by an electric arc obtained
graphite rods immersed in distilled, potable, salted or
another type of water, which essentially consists of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and
The generator produces a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen (COH2),
which burns very cleanly with atmospheric oxygen, and can be used as
fuel for an internal combustion engine. Upon combustion, COH2 forms
carbon dioxide and water vapor, so environmental pollution is extremely
NASA Gas Analysis: Hydrogen 46.483%
Carbon dioxide 9.329
Carbon monoxide 38.370
Total number 100.015
This simple experiment is designed exclusively for
evidence of the basic concept. This generator cannot be used for
prolonged use, and serves only as a demonstration.
You will need some materials, the generator is very simple to build and check ....
Be careful, the generator produces explosive gas, you
required to conduct this experiment in a well-ventilated area or outdoors
in the air. You should not smoke during the experiment .. Do not forget that carbon monoxide
(CO) - very toxic, do not inhale it! The experiment is only for
experienced. The experimenter must be very careful during the experiment! Experiences
conducted by you at your own risk. I do not accept any
responsible for anything that could happen if used improperly
You only need:
- A small plastic bottle from under sparkling water,
- two graphite rods (70 mm length, 6 mm diameter)
- one 1 ohm 50Watts resistor
- DC transformer which is able to
provide 35v / 10A
- wires, connectors and silicon cement, or any other
very few materials .....
1) Drill two diametric holes (10 mm diameter) 60 mm from the base of the bottle and
insert the graphite rods with (rubber bands from the washing machine - for
sealing) and glue the gum with silicon cement. Preferably end
one of the graphite rods was conical. Two rods should be in front
switching on in weak contact (see below).
Connect a 1 ohm 50W resistor in series with one of the graphite rods and
one of the poles of the transformer (34V / 15A DC), the other pole
connect the transformer to another graphite rod. Can add
additional devices to measure current and voltage. Fill your generator
only distilled or purified fresh water.
Now you are ready to get combustible gas ...
Be careful ! GOOD LUCK!