Roberto V. CELIS
Saturday, May 26 2007
Filipino Invention Stops Global
A Filipino invention may yet be the
answer to stop global warming.
Roberto V. Celis, 74, said it took
him 14 years to develop his invention called "Hydrogasifier"
using water as supplemental fuel for all kinds of internal
combustion engines that use gasoline, diesel, natural gas,
hybrid or bio-fuel, eliminating deadly pollutants from
spreading into the atmosphere.
"It utilizes the hot exhaust gases
from the engine to dissociate water into hydrogen and oxygen
gases that are immediately introduced into the combustion
chamber to completely burn the fuel," Celis said in an
exclusive interview with the Philippines News Agency in his
shop in Marikina City.
Celis said that when he perfected
the development of the "Hydrogasifier" as an anti-pollution
device, it turned out also as an engine enhancer, increasing
power of the vehicle and at the same time cutting down fuel
"It was just marvelous and I was
surprised to this unexpected bonus to my invention which would
benefit the Filipinos and the whole world," he said.
"Fuel saved from gas or diesel is
from 30 to 50 percent and that is a lot of savings," he added.
Using the "Hydrogasifier" would
save the Philippines some US$ 2-billion of fuel annually, he
Celis said that carbon emission is
near zero during a series of laboratory tests by the Land
Transportation Office (LTO) "that makes this device a
potential carbon eliminator to prevent global warming that's
threatening man's health."
To prove his invention works
perfectly, Celis installed the device to test its
effectiveness in a Ceres Liner Bus, a Jeep Star Bus, and
jeepney operated by Ryan Transport Services, all based in
Bacolod City last March and came up with the following
results: the 174 horsepower (Hp) of the Ceres Bus increased to
199 Hp, while emission from 9.6K down to 0.21K, cutting down
emission by 94 percent;
The Jeep Star Bus from 137Hp to
144.83 Hp and from 9.9K to 2.29K or emission reduction by 76
The Ryan jeepney from 83 Hp to 87
Hp and from 9.9K to 0.82K or a reduction by 90 percent of its
A Pajero installed with
"Hydrogasifier" saved fuel by 40 percent in city driving, and
by as much as 87 percent in highway driving, Celis said.
He said a 1994 Toyoto Corolla car
using the device saved fuel by 50 percent in highway driving
and up to 30 percent in city driving.
"It is my humble contribution to
the world in containing global warming which is threatening
man's existence," Celis said.
"I do believe that my invention can
contribute greatly in conserving energy and reduce global
warming in response to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on Climate
Change, wherein the World Bank will pay us US$ 20 per ton on
carbon emission reduction," he said.
The 74-year old Filipino inventor
said that the "Hydrogasifier" does not only save motor vehicle
owners with lots of money due to less fuel consumption but
also complies the Clean Air Act of 2003.
Celis also said that the success of
his invention will "generate employment for our people and
earn foreign exchange from exporting the device."
Job generation is one of the main
concerns of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before she ends
her term in 2010.
Celis appealed to the Philippine
government to extend financial assistance in the filing of
international patent "for this important invention to
guarantee the Philippines of exclusivity in manufacturing this
He said his invention can also be
installed in factories to control pollution.
"The ultimate solution to stop
global warming is now here in the Philippines," Celis said.
He said that vehicles using the
device are like trees, which helps lower carbon emission in
the environment, as these release only 6.5 percent to 7.6
percent oxygen from the tail pipe to make cities clean and
GAS SAVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISSOCIATING WATER
The present invention relates to a
gas saving method and device and more particularly to a method
for converting water into fuel enhancer for combustion engines
by dissociating water into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen
gases by efficiently utilizing the hot exhaust gas of the
engine for heating the dissociation device. The hydrogen and
oxygen gases produced are immediately introduced into the
combustion chamber through the intake manifold of the engine
to burn and cause efficient combustion of the fuel that
results in fuel savings, reduce emission, add power and speed
to the engine and release oxygen from the tail pipe for a
healthy and friendly environment. The method and device is
safe to use because storage of hydrogen is not necessary.
Background of the Invention
Although hydrogen is a clean and a
powerful source of energy, it is a chemically active element
and not available in the free state in nature in elemental
gaseous form, it must be produced and stored for utilization
in engines, but hazardous to the monitoring public when
carried on board a vehicle in case of accident.
Hydrogen can be obtained from
compounds by breaking chemical bonds but requires a
substantial amount of energy to accomplish. From hydrocarbons,
a mixture of methane and steam is heated to a high temperature
in the presence of catalysts in producing large quantities of
hydrogen. From water, hydrogen is produced by electrolysis but
it is a slow process and insufficient to power a vehicle when
carried on board.
Methods of producing hydrogen are
specifically exemplified in US Patent # 3,699,718, #
3,786,138, # 3,816,609, # 3,859,373, # 4,069,303, and #
4,202,744. These methods include, steam-light hydrocarbon
reforming, partial oxidation of hydrocarbons and other
carbonaceous matter and coal gasification process. All the
above processes require storage of hydrogen to be carried on
board to be used as fuel for motor vehicles and would create
great danger to the motoring public.
Liquid water would therefore offer
a convenient and compact source of hydrogen and oxygen fuel
for a combustion engine because it is safe to use.
Summary of the Invention
The invention provides for a gas
saving device and method for dissociating water into its
constituents hydrogen and oxygen gases by utilizing the heat
energy of the hot exhaust gases of an engine between
temperatures of 710° F and 950° F in an efficient method. The
method consists of replacing the exhaust pipe directly below
the exhaust manifold of the engine with an expanded exhaust
pipe that encases the water dissociation device. This
dissociation device consists of a long spirally formed
superheater tubing, preferably stainless steel, with a vast
area that maximizes contact between the superheater tubing and
the rapidly passing water. The spirally formed tubing causes
the high speed passing water to turbulently move in a circular
manner, expand and exert great pressure on the inner wall of
the superheater tubing to further absorb more heat between
710° F and 950° F (Below 710° F condensation occurs). The high
pressure superheated steam, discharges into a large stainless
steel cylindrical dissociation chamber, rapidly expands and
dissociates into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen gases.
The hydrogen and oxygen gases so produced are immediately
drawn into the combustion chamber through the intake manifold
of the engine to burn and causes efficient combustion of the
fuel that results in fuel savings, add power and speed
to the engine, reduces emissions, cools the engine, reduces
engine wear, and releases oxygen to make the environment more
When the engine stops, the
spring-loaded valve automatically closes and prevents
With reference to Figure 2 of the
isometric partially cut-away view of the water dissociation
device, is seen to include an expanded exhaust pipe 16 adapted
to be connected to the exhaust manifold of an engine, a spiral
superheater tubing 7, encases inside said expanded exhaust
pipe, said exhaust pipe having an exhaust inlet 20, and an
internal gas outlet 17 at the opposing end, to allow the hot
exhaust gas from the engine to pass through and heat the
spiral superheater tubing between 710° F and 950° F; said
spiral superheater tubing having water supply inlet 6 at one
end thereof, a dissociation chamber 9 is provided inside said
expanded exhaust pipe and connected to the opposing end of
said spiral superheater tubing at 8, said dissociation chamber
having an outlet that discharges the dissociated hydrogen and
oxygen gases into the intake manifold through outlet 10.
Outlet pipe 11 is connected and in fluid communication with
conduit 13, at outlet coupling 12, through intake manifold
adapter 15, that is connected to conduit 13, by coupling 14.
With reference to Figure 1 of the
cross-sectional view of the water dissociation device flow
control method of the gas saving device, is seen to include a
water tank, a transparent dextrose-like tube 2 that is
anchored and in fluid communication with tank 1. Stainless
spring-loaded valve 3 which is encases in tube 3a is in fluid
communication with tube 2 and secured thereto. Valve 3 is
coupled with gate valve 4 at 4a and in fluid communication
therewith. Water supply tube 5 is coupled a t 6 with the said
spiral superheater tubing 7.
When the engine is started, the
suction force from the engine causes the water from the supply
tank to be drawn toward the combustion chamber of the engine.
This suction force causes the stainless spring-loaded valve 3
to be actuated to allow the water to flow through said
spring-loaded valve. The rate of flow of water is regulated by
gate valve 4. The water passes through the spiral superheater
tubing at high speed in a circular and turbulent manner making
the water absorb heater, expand and dissociate into its
constituent hydrogen and oxygen gases in the dissociation
The dissociated hydrogen and oxygen
gases are immediately sucked and burned with the fuel in the
combustion chamber. Since hydrogen burns 7 times faster than
gasoline and diesel fuels, and releases high amounts of heat
energy upon combustion, it therefore causes the fuel to burn
completely to prevent carbon emission, save fuel, add mileage,
power and speed to the engine.