Title: How fire can be tamed

Authors: Graham R.L. Cowan

Addresses: 105, 1144 Division St., Cobourg, Ontario K9A 4J9, Canada

Abstract: Combustion dies at the interface between breathable air and macroscopic pieces of certain involatile fuels. If fed only them, in a compressed oxygen chamber, it makes an almost sunlike flame that cannot run wild. If upon dilution to manageable coolness the ash drops to the chamber bottom, and from there can be removed without the diluent, true harnessbrokenness is possible. Excess oxygen can be the diluent without thereby being wasted. It can rid itself of the diluted flame|s heat, and spare many trees from becoming newsprint bearing motor fuel mishap reports, by working in a thermodynamic cycle. Some ashes, especially boria, both precipitate well from the diluted flame and travel well. By visiting faraway solar or fission power stations, and returning to the chamber as regenerated fuel, they can make combustion both docile, and subsidiary to docile primary energies.

Keywords: alternative fuels; decarbonisation; energy carriers; energy storage; fireproof fuels; fuel safety; hydrogen economy; hydrogen public acceptance; hypoxia; ignition resistant fuels; nuclear production; motor fuels; solar production; tame combustion; tame fire; zero emission vehicles; hydrogen production; nuclear hydrogen; nuclear energy; nuclear power; solar energy; solar power.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNHPA.2008.019452

International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.235 - 248

Published online: 11 Jul 2008 *

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