RE: New Car

From: Vandergraaf, Chuck (
Date: Thu Nov 02 2000 - 13:53:06 EST

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    Yes, I am aware that H2 is lighter than air and will "burn up." I was making
    the comparison with compressed air. Strangely, people get up in arms when
    somebody mentions compressed air; they see it as a danger. True enough;
    there have been cases where unsecured gas cylinders tipped over in a
    laboratory. The ends snapped off and the cylinders turned into projectiles.
    Yet tanks of propane and gasoline are accepted. Go figure!


    -----Original Message-----
    From: glenn morton []
    Sent: Thursday November 02, 2000 12:37 PM
    To: Vandergraaf, Chuck
    Subject: RE: New Car

    > I received this through one of my Morgan contacts. Not sure if this would
    > do much to lower energy demands, but the energy could be created
    > by nuclear
    > power. This approach would certainly lower air pollution. Safety aspects
    > would have to be addressed because we would all be driving "bombs." Mind
    > you, compressed air might be safer than gasoline in thin steel
    > (or plastic)
    > tanks or containers with compressed propane or hydrogen.

    This is a neat idea. as to hydrogen as a danger, due to the lightness of
    hydrogen, it burns up--gasoline burns down because it is heavier than air.
    I recall once someone pointed out that few actually died in the Hindenburg
    disaster because as the hydrogen burned, it moved up and away from the
    people who were trying to get out of the zepplin.

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