Archive for April, 2013

Roger Billings - Electrolyzing water to generate hydrogen

In honor of Earth Day today, here is the inaugural post on a blog about Roger Billings and his hydrogen work. Much of his current work remains mysterious though his background in the field is well known. Our goal here is to publish the results of our investigation with clues that might point to where things are headed in the future.

We found a patent from Roger E. Billings, dated Mar 19, 1987, and titled “Method and apparatus for electrolyzing water”.

Part 0009 in the description tells us the invention is “to provide an improved electrolyzer or electrolysis apparatus which is generally more reliable and preferably less costly than normal electrolyzers of the prior art ; to provide an electrolyzer which has improved means for supplying liquid to the anode plates and for withdrawing fluid and products formed at the anode and cathode plates ; to provide such an electrolyzer for use wherein the anode plates are not required to have alternating grooves and ridges therein ; to provide a new method for electrolysis of a liquid including water, to produce hydrogen and oxygen therefrom, through the utilization of a new electrolysis apparatus”

See the full form at: http://www.google.com/patents/EP0239169A1

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