Bangalore-based scientist Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar claims to have produced a revolutionary machine that turns water and vegetable oils when exposed to sunlight into cooking gas (propane and butane).
Vijay Kumar, the chairman at Scalene Energy Research Institute (SERI), has registered an international patent for his invention called Hydrodecider – HYDRO DisambiguativE CatalytIc Donor REcombination Reactor.
Hydrodecider is a reactor embeded with a platinum-palladium super catalyst that uses water, sunlight (for energy) and a organic carbon donor, which is usually edible or non-edible vegetable oils.
The compounds outputted by the machine include C1 to C8 hydrocarbons, which is similar in composition to gases obtained from fossil fuel sources.
How It Works:
When water is subjected to high frequency resonance in the presence of a platinum + palladium super catalyst, it splits up into nascent hydrogen (H[+]) and atomic oxygen (O[-]). This atomic hydrogen and oxygen are then stabilized in a device called Ionic Stabilizer (ISTAB).
It’s crucial that the elements are maintained in their atomic form, for which they move into a device called the monatomic accelerator, which applies an extremely high polarized discharge. Finally the H[+] and O[-] are plunged into a Carbon (donor) Reactor, which has the vegetable oil, at very high velocities.
Atomic oxygen being an excellent bond breaker, breaks the bonds in the vegetable oil, while the atomic hydrogen forms new bonds with the carbon inside the reactor. The resultant compounds obtained through this process are petroleum gases ranging from C1 to C8 hydrocarbons.
Hydrodecider can eliminate people’s dependency on the government for cooking gas, and can also fulfill the heating and energy needs of millions of poor at a fraction of the current costs.
With just a few litres of clean drinking water, 500 grams of used vegetable oil and 5 hours of sunlight a day, the device can produce enough gas to fulfill a family’s cooking needs for a month.
Further, since Hydrodecider is only producing the petroleum gas, there is no need to upgrade the current LPG infrastructure for its use in cooking and automobile applications.
The impact of Hydrodecider in India alone can be huge. According to 2011 census data 33.6 million Indian households used LPG as cooking fuel, and assuming each household utilized 10 cylinders a year, the total number of LPG cylinders used is 336 million.
Taking into account that the Indian government subsidises the cost of each LPG cylinder by Rs 568, the annual tab for subsidies on cooking gas alone runs over Rs 19,000 crore (roughly $3 billion).