The Hydrogen Generating System (HGS) converts distilled water into hydrogen and injects on-demand small amounts of hydrogen gas into the combustion chamber of a normal internal combustion engine. As the hydrogen enters the engine's combustion chamber, the result is a more complete fuel burn with reduced emissions, more horsepower and better fuel economy.
Claims for the HGS by the Canadian firm that developed it — Hy-Drive Technologies Ltd. (www.hy-drive.com) — are that tests have shown between 9 and 30% fuel savings, improvements between 2 and 6% in horsepower, and as much as 98% reduction in carbon monoxide, 45% of nitrous oxide and 98% of particulate matter.
Here's how the developers explain operations of the 11-3/4-inch wide, 13-inch deep and 19-5/8-inch high HGS. It's connected to the vehicle engine and powered by standard electrical charging circuits. Hydrogen and oxygen gases are moved to air intake by a vacuum pump where an electronic process controller varies energy input to maintain a constant flow of gasses. Gases are never stored, as the HGS operates only when the engine is running and produces hydrogen and oxygen on demand. The unit uses two liters of distilled water during every 80 hours of operation.
The Hydrogen Generating System is aimed at use by diesel-powered trucks.