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by ab0032
Sat May 31, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: PEM fuel cell membrane for clean deuterium production?
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: PEM fuel cell membrane for clean deuterium production?

And here is someone who has already done it, but not much information otherwise... http://www.radiantmatter.com/content/ne ... g-pem-cell
by ab0032
Sat May 31, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: PEM fuel cell membrane for clean deuterium production?
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

PEM fuel cell membrane for clean deuterium production?

I was thinking if it is possible to use a fuel cell membrane to produce very clean deuterium from heavy water for a fusor. If you use electrolysis you have to dry the gas, but from a fuel cell you get over 99.99% clean hydrogen through the proton exchange membrane. Or am I mistaken, does water seep ...
by ab0032
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion's promise
Replies: 26
Views: 9998

Re: Fusion's promise

<t>Chris Bradley wrote:<br/> > The issue is how to get there. Just hoping that eventually folks will collectively do the right thing the world-over looks like a fantasy, if you contemplate the last 100 years of history. <br/> <br/> The last century looks pretty dim from a political perspective, it w...
by ab0032
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion's promise
Replies: 26
Views: 9998

Re: Fusion's promise

<t>Chris Bradley wrote:<br/> > Alex deeply bemoans why we don't see that things could simply be done better, then the problems we have could be avoided. Why indeed? "Politics, dear boy." It is simply politics. Humans are political creatures. Humans are no more adapted by evolution to be able to fly ...
by ab0032
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion's promise
Replies: 26
Views: 9998

Re: Fusion's promise

<t>We are pretty close to fusion and we will have it in time, when we need it or long before that.<br/> <br/> Also the famous meteorite hitting earth: I sure hope that we will be able to do something about it, we are already thinking and researching what can be done and how, and the skies are being ...
by ab0032
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion's promise
Replies: 26
Views: 9998

Re: Fusion's promise

<r>Dan DT wrote:<br/> > I don't know where you get your numbers. I have heard that fission of Uranium may last a few hundred years and thorium a few thousand. This assumes that this fission fuel replaces most of the fixed site fossil fuel consumption. In a similar vein, coal might last us (US) for s...
by ab0032
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion's promise
Replies: 26
Views: 9998

Re: Fusion's promise

<t>Richard Hull wrote:<br/> > Energy, economics, world politics and population are hopelessly intertwined. It is usually tough to individualize them or isolate them from a bigger picture. I think fusion might slow down the inevitable. But it is more of a "kick the can down the road" approach. I hope...
by ab0032
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion's promise
Replies: 26
Views: 9998

Re: Fusion's promise

<t>Dennis P Brown wrote:<br/> > Richard, the key is who dies - if two billion third world people die, that would effect things very little - they use so little in energy/resources and are, for most area's highly dense in land area and hence, have little footprint on the land area; now if instead, tw...