[Gasification] Water Disscociation Is Pressure Dependant?

andrew schofield scothebuilder at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 19 13:52:04 CDT 2012

Greg, Steven,

 Can water be broken into oxygen and hydrogen at a lower temperature if the pressure of all gasses in a reactor is lowered?
Perhaps not, especially because water vapor (and the other gasses) are simply rarer at lower pressure.
Increasing pressure at a given temperature may have measurable effect on hydrogen production.

 Elimination of as much water vaporization load as possible will increase excess heat available for dissociation.
Note that high temperature water vapor is exothermically formed directly in front of imbert nozzles in even bone dry wood
mainly because of hydrogen in the wood, and oxygen in primary combustion air. 

 How many times in our gasifiers the oxygen atom bonds with two hydrogens, and is smashed apart again before oxygen bonds to a carbon 
is an interesting thing. Hydrogen is boomingly unstable if it is hot, and free O2 is present.
It seems that most mass of  will go through as only water.

 Gas sample testing Greg had done a few years back yeilded impressive percentage of hydrogen from his design.

Andy Schofield

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