Here's how to build a sexy looking generator that uses electricity to convert water into an extremely powerful fuel!  In this project, you'll learn how to build an OxyHydrogen generator from scratch.

Step 1: What Is an OxyHydrogen Generator?

An oxyhydrogen generator, like this one, uses electricity from your car battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gasses.  (Electricity + 2H20 --> 2H2 + O2)  Together, these make a fuel that is much more powerful than gasoline, and the only emission released is—water!

Of course, to be a completely clean fuel, the electricity used to generate the gas needs to be from a clean source.  Solar, wind, or water power could be a few examples.  

This video shows step-by-step how to make one.  

NOTE: The amount of electrical energy required to make the gas is more than the energy you can obtain from it.  This is NOT an energy generator so much as it is an energy converter.  
Is the water clean enough to drink
<p>Very nice work! Man things have come along way since my old hack saw &amp; hand drill.</p><p>I made something similar when I was in high school, bout 35 years ago.... except all I used was a 5 gallon plastic bucket, 2 8&quot; carbon rods from an old arc lamp I found out in the barn, and a heavy duty lamp cord. I screwed the ends of the wires to the copper end connectors on the carbon rods and clamped them to opposite sides of the bucket, filled it with water, &amp; set it in the middle of a concrete floor. </p><p> I should probably mention at this point, being the brilliant teenager I was, I was doing this in the basement. So... I plug the wire into a dimmer box I used for 'experiments', put it on low, it hit the power switch. Immediately, Bubbles!!!! So I crank up the power a bit more, More Bubbles!!!</p><p> Now theres no stopping... The switch goes all the way to 11 baby... &amp; the bucket literaly looks like it's boiling! I figure the water level dropped 2 inches in as many minutes. Now, I know you all know what happened next. Idiot teenage, free flowing volitile gases, box of matches... One strike, a toss, &amp; there was an 8 foot volcano roaring out of that bucket all the way to the rafters, then spreading outward where gas had collected.</p><p>So... After a stunned few seconds admiring my handywork, I killed the power, &amp; the flames died almost instantly. Aside from some darkening and a few scorched corners, no damage done.</p><p>You can replicate this yourself a bit safer using carbon rods from D-cell batteries, or you can get them at most welding stores (or ebay). I use a train transformer to play around now on a smaller scale, but a 12/24v battery charger will work well too.</p><p> I don't recommend trying the AC method I did, but if ya do, do it outside, &amp; do it safe! You can us PVC pipe around each electrode to seperate to gases. I've glued up a few rigs with valves so I could fill ballons &amp; what not.</p>
<p>How large of a unit would I need to build to help an F-250 Powerstroke get better mileage?<br><br>would the effort result in more MPG?</p><p>And before the whiners start..<br><br>I DO NOT expect to make a diesel run on Hydrogen.</p><p>Just help on the economy.</p>
<p>Those people that are putting a hydrogen generator on their vehicle to create hydrogen that they mix with the gasoline or diesel to get better mileage are either shysters trying to sell a system or deluded users that don't understand physics and conservation of energy. It can not work.</p><p>And if you had a hydrogen generator in your backyard how are you going to get the hydrogen to your vehicle anyway. A gallon jar full of hydrogen gas is very little hydrogen and you have to pressurize the hydrogen to make it a liquid. Can you do this? </p><p>Then even if you did get a source of hydrogen to your vehicle the mix of gasoline and hydrogen has less energy that pure gasoline. Same with diesel. Hydrogen has less energy per pound that either gasoline or diesel. </p><p>Mixing hydrogen with gasoline to improve fuel mileage <strong><em>does not</em></strong> work. You can reply to me and argue all you want, you can say it did or does for you, you can say you tried it and it does work. You measured incorrectly. It does not work. Don't reply and challenge me as to what makes me an expert. Read and learn some physics. It's not my idea, it's physics. </p><p>Using electricity to make hydrogen in order to use the hydrogen as an energy source is a losing proposition. Just use the electricity instead. </p>
<p>If we could just get past the water to hydrogen fuel source we could make a fuel source that will be better for the world and will help slow down global warming we could make anything happen if we put our minds to it.</p>
<p>The best way to stop global warming is to shut down the politicians and their friends that are making billions off a non- human caused phenomena.<br><br>There is ZERO data to show man has any influence.<br><br>There dose seem to be a lot of politically generated hot air, but nothing of value in thatisthere</p>
<p>True but what I am trying to say is carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide aren't doing us any favours with global warming are they so if we can create a fuel that does not produce either of them we could stop carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide poisoning.</p>
<p>&quot;Carbon Dioxide&quot; a naturally occurring gas in the atmosphere that is necessary for all forms of life on the Planet.<br><br>Fauna exhales CO2 after breathing in the oxygen NEEDED to sustain their life.<br>Flora absorbs the CO2 for it's life sustenance and emits OXYGEN.<br><br>Shall I continue?<br><br>This &quot;INSTRUCTABLES&quot; and a place of learning.<br><br>But probably not a place to hold verbal battles over politically contrived 'disasters' that are not happening.</p>
<p>But if we can make a clean fuel source we could solve many problems</p>
<p>And we come full circle to the main thrust of this Instructable.</p>
<p>And one other thing their is too much carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the air more than we or the plants and trees need I may be a kid but I know what I am talking about because I am studying this right now so either help me create a clean fuel source or stop replying to me. </p>
<p>Aren't the trees and plants growing faster and greener as a result ?</p>
actually some studies say that too much makes plants grow slower <br>http://news.stanford.edu/pr/02/jasperplots124.html
Are you after coming out from under a rock. Burning fossil fuels like oil are rereleasing the c02 that took the planet billions of years to trap. And were putting it all back up there very very fast. Ive a question for you when they remove all the oil from an area under the earth.what do yoi think happens in that empty void. Take your time to think about that....clearly you will need it
<p>We might be able to pump those voids full of Co2 to keep them inflated .</p>
Hemoglobin. The best viable fuel source with a dark little secret.
<p>With a better attitude I think you would be able to see the potential. You can generate electricity with the solar on your roof, difference of temperature, wind, pressure, kinetic energy, magnets, etc., to build up the hydrogen so that every time you come home you can fill up what has been generated. And I suggest you do a little more research on the energy density of hydrogen vs gasoline. The hydrogen in the gasoline is what's important. Carbon is key because of how well hydrogen bonds to it. Hydrogen will be a large part of the future as it is abundant and &quot;liquid&quot; economically, since it can be easily produced and converted.</p>
<p>You learned your physics incorrectly. </p><p>Not to mention most people can use hydrogen without major modifications to their engine, most people cannot use electricity easily as it is a compleltly different motor. </p>
<p>I'm still waiting for him to find out exactly how much energy would be in a pound of Hydrogen.<br>We still don't know if he meant in a gaseous state or Liquid state.</p>
<p>I filled a balloon with hydrogen and went to weigh it for you, but it floated away :/</p>
<p>Well,</p><p>Obviously you needed a bigger balloon the get a whole pound of it....</p>
<p>&quot;putting a hydrogen generator on their vehicle to create hydrogen that <br>they mix with the gasoline or diesel to get better mileage are either <br>shysters trying to sell a system or deluded users that don't understand <br>physics and conservation of energy&quot; &lt;-- I can tell you don't even know what one of these things looks like OR does. Out of hand though, without even looking or trying, you dismiss the possibility because &quot;science&quot;. Look into Nikola Tesla and see what he proved. He was a lot smarter than me, and definitely you, and the industrialists, after finding out his goals of free energy for everyone, shut him down. Your college education (if you have one) was a lie. Physics' &quot;laws&quot; are partly BS, and meant to keep people from even trying to generate free energy. Maybe you should spend some time out in nature and see what actually exists. Energy is all around us, abundant and free, and ready to be tapped into. We have lightning storms, magnetic north, positively charged earth, its all around us. Why guys like you feel the need to spout off with useless and self-defeating info is beyond me. It is thanks to brainwashed sheep that we are all stuck paying for energy.</p>
Well said, ChristoP4.
<p>These 'detractors' have been trained to believe that &quot;All possible knowledge has been learned, and All possible inventions have been invented&quot;.</p><p>I asked a simple question and they went to war over the need to protect their knowledge from possibly being proven to be outdated and of no further use to Humanity.</p>
<p>I believe that those who are intending to use a hydrogen fuel cell on a car are not trying to increase mpg, but rather trying to improve their exhaust fumes which is a major source of pollution<br></p>
Well to be true it is possible as i have just watched it on tv a company have created a car than can run on hydrogen and you put the water in the car using the same system you are obviously out of date with your information i believe the car company called scorpion
<p>This site has a be nice policy but so far it's really difficult to be nice here. I would imagine anyone posting anything here wouldn't change your mind, but honestly, you really should do some research on energy sources. How energy is converted from one source to another. <br><br>Yes, you can create a car that runs on Hydrogen, it's been done and done well, but you cannot make a car that runs on water converted into hydrogen on the &quot;fly&quot; (enclosed in the engine by itself without outside sources doing the conversion) it is not possible, you need energy to convert water into hydrogen &quot;H20&quot; is water.. The car you are referring to claims to do this with the help of the gasoline engine...<br><br>This is just basic science.<br><br>Each water molecule has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, each hydrogen atom is attached to the oxygen atom with a polar covalent bond, you need to split off the oxygen to create pure hydrogen, doing that takes energy, which by the way currently takes more energy than you get out of it. and at best, a perfect system (of which there will never be one) it will be 99.9% efficient and never a net gain. If we could freely convert H20 to hydrogen we would have unlimited energy on the planet right now.<br><br> You can simply do a google search to prove yourself completely wrong.</p>
<p>I have done lots of research about this and even MythBusters did something about it and yes you can run a engine on just hydrogen or mixed with another fuel to get better mpg</p>
<p>Just following up on the play nice rules.<br><br>I built the unit per the instructions.</p><p>Mounted it behind the grill, ran a tube to the air breather and put a switch under the dash.</p><p>Regulated the current to 10 amps.</p><p>Previous mileage was a consistent 19 +/- a few tenths.</p><p>1100 mile round trip I averaged 19 +/- a few tenths.</p><p>ergo, no gain and no loss.</p><p>Perhaps if i doubled. or even tripled the unit....?</p><p>Bumped the amps?</p>
<p>not this unit you need to do more than just change the fuel source you need modify the engine. Thomas Edison after being told he was crazy failed thousands of times making the lightbulb longer than a few minutes (which later was implied by the LED) succeeded at making a lightbulb using a fulfilment burn for months.</p>
<p>So, I built it, installed it with the idea of proving the theory either right or wrong....<br><br>Stated my results in plain, easy to understand English.</p><p>And without any offering of proof to support your opinion, you call me a liar?</p><p>How smug you must think yourself to be.</p><p>How stupid you have proven yourself to be.</p>
<p>okay guys, I'm going to propose something simple, that apparently you have been missing. NO ONE IS SAYING THIS WILL MAKE A 100% EFFICIENT SYSTEM. So get over it. That's not even a viable counter-argument, because it's irrelevant. &quot;You'll need an outside power source!&quot; GREAT. ADD ONE IN. Cars have batteries already right? Or is your beloved gasoline engine 100% efficient?<br><br>Jesus guys... keep it objective, please. <br><br>No one is saying &quot;replace your gasoline engine with a 100% efficient hydrogen engine where you dont need a battery or anything only water because it's magic&quot;. Got it? No one is saying that.</p><p>Try some constructive thinking for a change.</p>
<p>Stanley Meyer disproved Faraday by inventing a method to break water into its basic gases of Hydrogen &amp; Oxygen, at a WHOOPING 1600% efficiency. This permitted him to run an engine on water, because he needed very little energy to run his gas generator. The reason why this has not yet come out into the open is anybody's guess. Read between the lines and you might get the answers.</p>
Basic science. Nothing in this world is even 100% efficient. One of the most efficient processes is the motor that turns a flagellum in E Coli. is almost 100% efficient but not quite. (Brown, W.,&nbsp;In the Beginning: compelling evidence for Creation and the Flood, 7th&nbsp;ed., Center for Scientific Creation, Arizona, USA, pp. 17&ndash;18, 2001.)
<p>Stanley Meyer was a FRAUD!</p>
<p>Tonyreveiro: It is very sad if you believe the Stanley Meyer claim; you have company, to be sure, for there are always those who seek miracles or chances to find cheap energy. His method was not one of those.</p>
<p>Dude you strike my as a backwards grandpa that is stuck with ideas of the past, if you where not you would not have take the grandpa way out with the &quot;don't question me&quot; mentality. Although I do agree that the idea of teaming it up with liquid fuel makes no sense your way of trying to &quot;shut people down&quot; makes you appear that way for you're completely missing the tranportation applications that it these are working on already.</p>
<p>You can't break the laws of thermodynamics. If there's any set of laws in Physics that can never be broken then that set would be the laws of thermodynamics. They are the basis for many other physical laws including the arrow of time. It's a good thing to be open minded but you have to always temper that with actual scientific knowledge.</p>
<p>I didn't know you were part of the Flat Earth Society.</p>
<p>Yup, one of the first laws of Thermal Dynamics is &quot;Never believe the exspurts, because they were merely a drip under pressure&quot;.<br><br>I built it, installed it, and it was a wash on the economy.</p>
<p>first the only thing you are right on is the generators being sold wont help gas mileage. </p><p>first they are hydroxy generators, not hydrogen generators.</p><p>second hydrogen by the pound has way way way more energy than gasoline or diesel.</p><p>third mixing hydrogen with gasoline would most defiantly give you better fuel economy.( not hydroxy)</p><p>forth yes anyone could pressurize hydrogen, even down to a liquid state.( not hydroxy)</p><p>fifth even hydroxy even has way way way more energy buy the pound than gasoline does.</p><p>hydrogen is not flammable until it has oxygen. if you pull the hydrogen away from the oxygen you can pressurize it in cold down to liquid. store it in a tank like a propane tank, however if you due this with the gas from h2o2 (hydroxy generator then even the static electricity of the tank touching the air will ignite it, and booooooom.</p>
<p>This is a place of learning and teaching, if your not doing either then I think in the wrong place, sir. </p>
<p>Even if there were a good means to inject the hydrogen with the fossil fuel and the oxygen with the air, the latter would interfere with or be compensated in the Oxygen sensor - modulated combustion controls handled by the car's computers, and the former would add complexity, a great deal of weight and consequent inefficiency. There is absolutely nothing of value that this instructable presents. I see that gnewman6 is confusing this instructable with hydrogen - fueled vehicles, which are already here. I believe that Toyota has stated that the future is in hydrogen - fueled vehicles, not in hybrids. Scorpion is not likely the leader in Hydrogen - fueled vehicles, and the statement by gnewman6 shows a great deal of confusion between the suggestions of the author of this instructable and the builders of hydrogen - fueled vehicles.</p>
<p>I agree with everything you have said, and I have read thus far, but I have one question. Wouldn't the amount of energy provided by the combustion of the gas be increased because it's a mixture of Hydrogen AND Oxygen gas? Or does the presence of Oxygen just merely facilitate the Hydrogen's ability to combust?</p>
<p>electrolysis breaks water into hydrogen and oxygen by breaking the bonds between the atoms. if you then take that perfect stoichiometric mix of H and O, and ignite it with a spark, there will then be a release of energy as the bonds between the H and O reform. the kicker is, less energy is released when those bonds form, than is needed to break them in the first place, a net loss of energy.</p><p>if you're driving an electrolytic cell using your car's alternator, that creates an additional load on the alternator, meaning more effort is needed from the engine. now if you're injecting the hydrogen and oxygen gas from your electrolytic cell into your fuel mix, you're actually reducing the amount of potential energy going into the cylinder to ignite and produce work, because gasoline has a higher energy density than the H O mix you're adding. literally, there is more energy in a pound of pure gasoline, than there is in a pound of water(and converting that water into hydrogen and oxygen costs energy as well, making it an even worse fuel). sadly, this means that by adding an electrolytic cell to your car adds load onto the alternator, and reduces the overall efficiency of the fuel mix being burned, thus requiring that you burn more of that mix of gasoline, oxygen and hydrogen to produce the same amount of work as a lesser amount of pure gasoline. that's why you aren't going to improve fuel efficiency or make your vehicle run more economically by generating and burning hydrogen on the fly.</p><p>on the other hand, lets say you had a cheap way of producing and compressing hydrogen gas, lets imagine for now it's running off solar power and getting the water from a stream or lake, so you don't need to add anything to this theoretical hydrogen bottling plant. if you carried a bottle of pre made compressed hydrogen, and injected that into your fuel mix, that actually could improve fuel economy, because you're not creating an extra load on the car's electrical system to produce the gas you're burning. but even then, the savings wouldn't be great and would be unlikely to be worth the costs of the equipment to make the bottled hydrogen, or the modifications to your car necessary to properly burn hydrogen as a supplementary fuel ala nitrous oxide. we all like the idea of getting something for free, whether it's lunch, fuel, energy, or a science lesson, but when what you &quot;want&quot; isn't reasonable, sensible, or even possible, it's time to move on, not defend a flawed idea because you want it to work.</p>
<p>Don't be so EXACTING about what you seem to know in PHYSICS. A lot of the stuff around, that actually does work or exist, is not explained by main stream physics. Check out the work of Stanley Meyer before you become so damn sure of what you're saying. His work was suppressed for better reasons. </p>
<p>Thanks yyralguthrie, you're doing humanity a favor. At this point I'm going to say I agree completely with everything you say, and just save myself the time and effort of explaining the most basic science. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy) You hereby have my proxy.</p>
<p>Interesting concept....</p><p>A Pound of Hydrogen....</p>Everything that can be Invented has been Invented?<p>what an interesting concept.</p>
In other words you failed to read the entirety of my comment?

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