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Posted by Joe Fischer on October 23, 2003, 2:53 am
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 21:21:44 -0400, William P.N. Smith <> wrote:

          What is it, a reverse of magnetohydrodynamics?

          It sounds to me like a generator, which would still
need energy input, and merely convert water pressure
to electricity.    Maybe it wasn't described well.

          What would be exciting is a non-caustic electrolyte.

Joe Fischer

Posted by Jack on October 23, 2003, 10:52 am
Joe Fischer wrote:

non-caustic electrolyte is already in use in H2 fuel cells


Posted by Joe Fischer on October 23, 2003, 9:01 pm

          I mean that works in batteries.     Then cars could use
submarine type batteries, which have a lot of electrolyte
circulating from  tanks to the plate holding cells.    
          I need to search the web to see if the technology
information is available.

Joe Fischer

Posted by Robert Scott on October 23, 2003, 11:54 pm

..yes, in the same sense that conventional hydro power converts
water "directly" into electricity..

So the power comes from the hand that pushes the syringe, not from the
water itself.  This looks like just a novel way of converting
mechanincal energy into electric power.

-Robert Scott
 Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Posted by Jack on October 24, 2003, 12:11 am
 Robert Scott wrote:

not exactly
more energy is generated from electrostatic - electret-like source than
from mechanical energy of water.
Mechanical energy you can calculate from a volume and pressure of the
injected water
But the idea of water cell is to generate more energy incorporating
dynamic electret-based effect with application of special membrane.
But personally I prefer more energy efficient ethanol fuel cells.


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