07 Feb Ship Sea Water Cavitation Pass Through With H2 Fuel Collection for Jet Propulsion
“Visualize this,” I said to a recent acquaintance while considering new and diverse ship propulsion strategies. I was speaking about a new strategy to use H2 as fuel to run a turbine generator for jet propulsion. Let me briefly describe what I have in mind here if I might.
I propose a tube or tunnel passed through on a ship’s hull right at or near the water line where the most turbulent flows are against that hull. Turbulent wavelike water would pass into the tube where there would be a center piece collecting the H2 as the outside of the tube moved around very quickly swirling and working almost like a centrifuge. This would cause the heavier water to move outward, allowing the more gaseous H2 which had already separated from its oxygen molecules to be collected in the center. Using other strategies of frequency manipulation to help increase the likelihood of the de-bonding of the H2 with the oxygen, we could get a significant amount of H2 to use as fuel.
The excess water would still be moving at a rather high rate of speed and would be forced into the void space in the fluid dynamics modeling just aft of the ship. By filling in this space with the pass-through water, it would allow for a more streamlined flow allowing the ship to increase the speed. Since we would be taking away some of the turbulent flows at the front of the ship, this would also help it flow through the water faster, also increasing speed. Through this process we would be gathering H2 as fuel, and therefore we wouldn’t need as much fuel capacity for storage.
In many regards this could be considered a clean energy propulsion vehicle. When describing this, I call it a; ship sea water cavitation pass-through with H2 fuel collection for jet propulsion strategy. Why am I suggesting this you ask? Because at the surface of the ocean as water lets loose of its hydrogen atoms, there is a far greater percentage of H2 than anywhere else, it is free for the taking. Why not help the natural process along using the forward momentum of the ship and the waves created as the ship passes through that medium (sea water).
How difficult would this be to test out? It might take several renditions, drawings, and some heavy-duty testing. It could take years in development, or at least half that long creating a viable prototype model at a reduced scale. Nevertheless, I do believe this sort of technique and strategy is one way to solve the problem of fuel scarcity for US naval vessels, not to mention lowering the costs of our fleet. It might also help the shipping industry, luxury yachts, and other seagoing vessels. Please consider all this and think on it.