Saudi savings are almost gone - as teh oil industry goes bankrupt.
The 3rd most abundant gas in the air is argon – with 0.937%. OK, not a lot, but the air liquidisation people produce hundreds of tonnes a day, and throw it away.
It can be used for inert gas welding – where it excludes oxygen from the molten metal. If we struck up an argon plasma, we would do interesting stuff.
1 Ar+TU ->Ar8++8e-
We then get a fission chain
2 Ar8+->2Ne8++4e- ->4He2++8e-->8H++16e-->E1 E1=1022 W
This system needs looking at. But a far simpler way is a steam plasma.
3 H2O+TU->2H++O2++4e- -E
Then we get neutron formation
4 H++e- ->n0
This unwinds matter
5 16O2++4n0 ->8H++6e-+E this gives out heat
6 1H++r n0 ->E1+L+X-ray
Thus we convert the water molecule into energy, light and X-rays. No solid radioactive waste. No life enhancing CO2. No possible weather effect. History shows that CO2 levels are higher in a natural ice-age.
So natural global cooling. Even today CO2 levels double from the 2 parts per million global average to 4ppm. So CO2 has no warming effect at all – it tracks the wax and wane of plant growth cycles.
So a 50x1cm steam plasma tube generates a constant 1.2 MW of heat, from regular water. This is why no oil producer in the world is making money today.
Oil or gas burning releases 45 kW/m. A 2cmx1m steam plasma tube releases 5.8 MW.
The news of Molecular Nuclear Fusion got out, and Saudi Arabia started losing money. So it pressurised its royals to pay taxes. This gave them an additional 3 years. This week it moved into deficit again.
Meanwhile the power companies are still charging the same price – when oil has fallen by 85%. So even gas is massively overcharged.
If you had a 1mx1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres, you will get 2.4 MW of heat. At the top end of what we can engineer.
So 1 steam plasma tube replace 30 oil or gas burners. Otherwise, the plant is the same – with no boiler room.
The amount of water we use we will struggle to measure. We use some of the exit steam heat, to boil off water, to add steam to the tubes.
We get steam at 140oC – only a 20oC super heat. The steam will heat up by 10oC as it passes over a steam turbine, we we use more steam plasma tubes, to increase the steam temperature to 800oC.
Which will actually take another 25 tubes. And then we get nearly free, carbon 0 electricity. Its' costs are wages, and power distribution.
Around 1.8p per kW hour. Nuclear fission only looks to make money at 2p per kW hour: but it produces toxic plutonium – lethal fro 100,000 years. And intermittent continental toxic death ever 25 years.
Molecular Nuclear Fusion has virtually no fuel costs.
The home user can fie up a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres, and procure a constant 1.2 MW of heat – 200 kW or electricity. The power for 22 house holds. With no CO2.
The power grid will buy our excess power at 6 million a year. Why bother working. We can buy the plant from Siemens, and pay back the mortgage in 3 months. Then onto total profit.
No Fossil Fuels burn. People will actually produce as much power as the national grid will buy. From a small plant in an out house or garage.
No large power plants. Things are about to be a whole lot worse for Saudi Arabia – and all uranium nuclear plants are running with only 50 million of insurance – they need 100 billion.
In the UK the power station regulator has the legal imperative to issue every nuclear plant with immediate stop orders.
This mesa there is no room for argument – they should have issued such orders in 1986. Nuclear Power bought of its regulator – biggest corporate crime that will ever happen.