PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Bob Reite » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:49 pm

I took a two hole stopper and used a drill press to drill the third hole for my system.
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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Dennis P Brown » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:09 pm

Really an informative post since it is so difficult to get compressed deuterium gas! Good details, too.

The fuel cell is the exact one my daughter used for her "hydrogen" powered mini-model car (worked very well.) She had/used a solar cell to create the hydrogen (& oxygen) gas.

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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Rich Feldman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:33 pm

What could be greener than H2 fuel made by electrolysis, using electricity from PV cells?
But people using lots of H2, such as for oil refining or ammonia-making (space shuttle fuel tanks were a drop in the bucket) know that
"Today, 95% of the hydrogen produced in the United States is made by natural gas reforming in large central plants."
Ref: http://energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/hydrogen-production

So electric cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are just a more efficient fossil-fuel-driven technology.
But way cool, and hobby-scale PEM cells are a fringe benefit.
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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Adam Szendrey » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:17 pm

I'd say this is realted:
http://fuelcellstore.com/fuel-cell-stac ... -fuel-cell

Cheap, "reversible" (well all of them are really...maybe it's made to be more compatible (separate water fill inlet or something) with reverse operation? Not sure) PEM cell. 7 ml/min (claimed), not the fastest thing out there, but if you use a reservoir as suggested here, it can produce all the deuterium you need, on the cheap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRpSfsE1zUg

Indeed seems to have a separate (third) port for filling...?

Glad to have found this thread, as I'm planning on using heavy water as well. 10 liters of D2 would cost me a whopping 280 USD...No thanks. I can get that from about a gram of D2O.

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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Dave Xanatos » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:51 pm

See what you all made me do???

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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:11 pm

Nice finish on the item.

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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by AllenWallace » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:54 am

Really nice! Are you going to put in a float switch or equivalent which will allow auto-demand?

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Post by Dave Xanatos » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:31 am

AllenWallace wrote:Really nice! Are you going to put in a float switch or equivalent which will allow auto-demand?
Hadn't thought of that, but I like the idea! Thanks!
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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Dave Xanatos » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:01 am

Deuterium Generator installed on the portable demo fusor...
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Re: PEM fuel cell deuterium generator

Post by Rich Feldman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:53 pm

Ooh! Aah!
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