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The Hydrogen powered jet

Hi My names Darren Cronin I live in the U.K. l and want to help with climate change.

So I want people’s opinion of this idea and if you feel it’s worth looking into please pass this message on.

The one problem with a hydrogen powered jet is the fuel (hydrogen) would have to be stored in a large pressurised or cryogenic tank inside the aircraft utilising the space required for passengers where as traditional aircraft store jet fuel in their wings.  My proposal is a radical idea that traditionalists might scoff at but hear me out. We have to come up with an alternative to jet fuel, the environmental costs are building! 

Hydrogen is the obvious choice as it burns even more efficiently then jet fuel producing more power when ignited and all you get is water vapour, not C02 as a byproduct. So how can we get over the storage problem? 
My solution is radical and when I tell you you might think it’s mad but some of the best ideas are at first thought of this way and in my opinion the simpler the solution the better.

My idea would radically change the infrastructure supplying fuel to airports if developed. It would immediately make the vast networks of aviation pipe lines, storage and logistics, redundant!

They also occasionally blow up I’m sighting Bunsfield near London as just one of many examples, 10 years ago it was the biggest explosion in Europe since WW2. (google it it was enormous)

My proposed idea would be a fraction of the cost of these facilities. A fact everyone would benefit from.

It would turn an aircraft from what is essentially a flying bomb into a much safer mode of transportation.

Instead of loading the hydrogen onto the aeroplane in a central tank why not load it into the wings in a demineralise water form with a percentage of antifreeze! 

Obviously you will then need an electric reaction that separates the hydrogen from the oxygen  equal to the power you want the engines to produce. 

Even the most modern batteries at this point in time are not capable of storing that kind of power but remember hydrogen is more efficient then jet fuel so all you need to do is store one third of the electricity required, in pre-charged on board batteries add a dynamo to the engine to recharge the battery and get the proses going with an initial power surge and keep adding to boost the chain reaction. 
A fast form of water spray being exposed to an electric arch in which hydrogen is separated from oxygen, the oxygen then being reintroduced after the hydrogen is ignited would be one challenge, but one I’m sure is solvable.

Ps: I’m under no illusion about the complications involved in this idea, having an idea is easy, bringing it to fruition is the hard part. But if there is even a one percent chance this could work I think we can all recognise the importance, not for the planet, the planet will survive us!  It’s good for millions of years to come, its humanity and the current ecosystem that needs rescuing so we need to explore every possibility.

Sincerely Darren Cronin 23/01/2020  

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