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airdude
07-09-2008, 01:49 AM
I have a vacuum pump that is used for evacuating A/C systems. At 29.5 inches of mercury, water turns to vapor. With a plasm spark, would it ignite? Anybody have an thoughts?

Or this. The exhasut of my vacuum pump could be routed through a very fine SS mesh electrode. Think electrolysis would occur on the vapor?

Stratous
07-09-2008, 02:39 AM
I doubt it would. You still have to split the water molecules. Water vapor in itself is not "split".

timetowinarace
07-09-2008, 03:28 AM
That is the basic theory of the 'water sparkplug' stan meyer used.

airdude
07-09-2008, 09:32 AM
I doubt it would. You still have to split the water molecules. Water vapor in itself is not "split".


OK, as with a catalytic converter if the mesh of the electrodes were fine enough, would the water vapor be induced to split? Or as Meyers did would a plasma spark be enough to split and ignite?