Hydrogen from water breakthrough


Richard Moore

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Fla. Man Invents Machine To Turn Water Into Fire

POSTED: 1:22 pm EDT May 24, 2007
UPDATED: 2:53 pm EDT May 24, 2007

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- A Florida man may have accidentally invented a machine 
that could solve the gasoline and energy crisis plaguing the U.S., WPBF News 25 

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Sanibel Island resident John Kanzius is a former broadcast executive from 
Pennsylvania who wondered if his background in physics and radio could come in 
handy in treating the disease from which he suffers: cancer.

Kanzius, 63, invented a machine that emits radio waves in an attempt to kill 
cancerous cells while leaving normal cells intact. While testing his machine, he
noticed that his invention had other unexpected abilities.

Filling a test tube with salt water from a canal in his back yard, Kanzius 
placed the tube and a paper towel in the machine and turned it on. Suddenly, the
paper towel ignited, lighting up the tube like it was a wax candle.

"Pretty neat, huh?" Kanzius asked WPBF's Jon Shainman.

Kanzius performed the experiment without the paper towel and got the same result
-- the saltwater was actually burning.

The former broadcasting executive said he showed the experiment to a handful of 
scientists across the country who claim they are baffled at watching salt water 

Kanzius said the flame created from his machine reaches a temperature of around 
3,000 degrees Farenheit. He said a chemist told him that the immense heat 
created from the machine breaks down the hydrogen-oxygen bond in the water, 
igniting the hydrogen.

"You could take plain salt water out of the sea, put it in containers and 
produce a violent flame that could heat generators that make electricity, or 
provide other forms of energy," Kanzius said.

He said engineers are currently experimenting with him in Erie, Pa. in an 
attempt to harness the energy. They've built an engine that, when placed on top 
of the flame, chugged along for two minutes, Kanzius told WPBF.

Kanzius admits all the excitement surrounding a new possible energy source was a
stroke of luck. Someone who witnessed his work on the cancer front asked him if 
perhaps the machine could be used for desalinization.

"This was an experiment to see if I could heat salt water, and instead of heat, 
I got fire," Kanzius said.

Kanzius said he hoped that his invention could one day solve a lot of the 
world's energy problems.

"If I were to be bold enough, I think one day you could power an automobile with
this, eventually," Kanzius told WPBF.

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