Can you use hydrogen gas for cooking

Can you use hydrogen gas for cooking ( Stoves )
What modifications would i need to do.?
Conversion from Gas to Hydrogen

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SandorS41 year ago

Is it not a solution for the invisible flame, to color the hydrogen flame by using table salt or other sodium compounds?

Although I have not yet used hydrogen as fuel for cooking, I have made a mini explosion in the gas obtained through electrolysis by solar PV cells. Later on, I have designed a device (diagram attached) for safe use of H2 as fuel for cooking. The hydrogen collected from inverted funnel is transferred to a sealed container having a glass window to observe the flow of H2 gas. The copper pipe from the funnel is immersed in some odoured viscous liquid. The another flexible HDPE fire proof pipe is attached on top of the container to take the gas to the burner attached on other end. I wish & hope that this apparatus will be safer to use. A safety valve can be attached in the sealed container containing odoured liquid so that if H2 reaches certain pressure, it may be released safely outside the kitchen or the premises.

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RayannaJ2 years ago

is this still going??

UsmanH3 years ago

I came across a water purification method which appears can provide unlimited supply of Oxygen and Hydrogen. I am thinking of installing it in my home.

I see in this thread that H2 can be used for cooking purpose but because of its odour less and white flame it can not be used for cooking.

My question is what other advantages we can have in home environment with H2 if its not possible to make it safe for cooking.

You may see water purification method I was talking about at http://hydrogenhouseproject.org/hydra-mobile-generator--water-purifier.html

Yes you can but it's not recommended for many reasons. First of all when cooking on a gas stove you regulate your heat buy see how big a flame you have. Hydrogen burns white hot so you can't see the flame. Since you can't see the flame it's hard to tell if it's fully off or not or even light at all. Also Hydrogen is orderless so if there is a leak you won't know till it's too late and something goes honorably wrong. This is why people have been slow to adopt Hydrogen as a good replacement for natural gas or gasoline. That and the Hindenburg.

Hydrogen is typically stored under high pressure as liquid hydrogen. So you will need a means for allowing the hydrogen to decompress back into a gas and regulate that flow of gas to the stove.

I take it you have a good and cheap supplier of Hydrogen? Or do you plan on making it yourself? Keep in mind making your own will probably cost you more in electricity then you would spend on Natural gas.
maybe it's possible to mix some odorous gas that has the same weight as that of hydrogen to address the leak detection problem?

maybe it's possible to address the white flame by mixing some gas/substance that can change the flame color. something that reacts to flame and change it's color (chemical reaction) *clearly not concern with the environment but efficiency compared to methane :-) at least for now

- Stupid Asian
The reason it works is those gasses is they are heavier then air and the molecules are complex atomic arrangements that easily drag the skunk smell with them.

H2 on the other hand has a diatomic atom that wants to float up and cannot carry a good or bad scent without dropping it ie letting it go to fall out in the gas lines..

A
Methane's odourless too. That's why we always add mercaptan.
Yes you can cook with Hydrogen.

By adjusting the nozzle vents on the burner you can use hotter or colder burning gas.

It is dangerous to use however the flame is hard to see and you cant smell it if you have a leak.

It is clean to burn emitting water vapor as it burns that can soak your stove.

Joe
maybe it's possible to mix some odorous gas that has the same weight as that of hydrogen to address the leak detection problem?

maybe it's possible to address the white flame by mixing some gas/substance that can change the flame color. something that reacts to flame and change it's color (chemical reaction) *clearly not concern with the environment but efficiency compared to methane :-) at least for now

- Stupid Asian
Use a thermistor flame indicator and trust the graduations on the turn knob.

A
Hydrogen was a major component of coal-gas, before we burned natural gas (methane). The other component of coal gas was carbon monoxide....
iceng4 years ago
Hydrogen flames are hard to sight adjust.

You don't see a H2 flame. 

Easy to get burned
rickharris4 years ago
In principle yes. Where are you getting the hydrogen from -vs d you checked the cost against gas?

Hydrogen burned hotter than vas