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International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Abstract

In our vehicle, the power plant (engine) will use hydrogen as well as gasoline for all the various functions which the vehicle or any part of it, may be called upon to perform. If by chance there is shortage of hydrogen, our vehicle will switch over to gasoline mode. We chose water because water is a binary compound that occurs at room temperature and is widely used as solvent. Hence we decided to separate out hydrogen and oxygen from H₂O. And also it will make our vehicle echo friendly. As hydrogen is a non metallic univalent element which is highly flammable diatomic gas whereas oxygen is a non-metallic bivalent element which is non flammable diatomic gas, we will use hydrogen in order to provide the necessary energy to run our vehicle. Because of hydrogen’s high flammability and low ignition energy, we are using Mazda’s Winkle engine in order to avoid pre ignition of hydrogen. Hydrogen will be obtained with the help of electrolysis process and this process will be done with the help of solar energy. We have designed our vehicle to run on water, because after studying about electrolysis process we concluded that ocean water would increase the rate of electrolysis. Hence we decided to run our vehicle on.

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