A steam plasma tube. This does a plasma burn, converting regular water into heat, light and X-rays.
The water is converted into free electrons and positive ions.
The hydrogen ions are a proton bonded to 1 or more neutrons
3 p+.x ne- ->(x+1)n0
So we see neutrons are a proton bonded to an electron. They do not annihilate. Positrons and electrons do.
(4 e++e- ->E2) ignore this reaction – it has nothing to do with our story
So the hydrogens become neutrons. A steam plasma is our own strip of neutron star. We fire it off using the electronics from a fluorescent light, and above 4 atmospheres it self sustains.
At 3.2 atmospheres it goes into a quiet mode, emitting infra reed light. When we step up the pressure, we can drive a car.
I have been working on a 6% efficiency, turning heat into power. But thermoelectric generators are now being sold with an efficiency of 13%. So a 21x1cm steam plasma liberates 200kW of heat. A helicopter only need 45kW. So we may only want a 10x1cm steam plasma tube.
We are using 2x10-18cc of regular water a day. As a H ions has 10-12cc dimensions. So we are running into the size constraints of the quantum world.
All those neutrons bond with the heavy atoms, causing them to fission into hydrogen ions.
5 16O++4n0+E ->8H++7e-
So we have had 2 energy demanding reactions – but now we get to the most massive energy release in the universe. It is why stars shine.
So our net reaction is
Now lightening does Molecular Nuclear Fusion – as does heavy rain
8 H2O+TU->He2++O++3e- So heavy snow does Molecular Nuclear Fusion
So every 3 minutes around the world, there is a 1.5km x 2cm steam plasma – a lightening strike. This liberates 2.5x1030W of energy – the relativistic conversion of the production of 5 tonnes of helium ions.
So every 3 minutes around the world, nature does Molecular Nuclear Fusion. Getting 1044W of energy release from this energy source every year. It get 1060W from the sun.
So a 50x1cm steam plasma will release 2.4MW of heat. Carbon 0, non polluting heat. With no Fossil Fuels burn. A 1m row of gas or oil burners only releases 45kW of heat – so expensive and energy poor.
A thermoelectric generator will produce 288kW of mains power. They are commercially available, and pass heat through a rare Earth metal, like Thorium. To turn 12% of the heat into power.
So we get 288kW of mains AC power. We need 8kW, and sell the rest to the grid. At 3,156 UK pounds per kW year. And we are selling 280kW to the grid. 886,200 UK pounds annually FROM the national grid.
For carbon 0, clean, free power. Using a volume of water too tiny to measure. So all the academics studying Nuclear Fusion, are taking governments for a ride.
A steam plasma tube is nature power. Free carbon 0 power. No Fossil Fuels burn. No under insured uranium nuclear power: a process so toxic every nuclear power plant need 100 billion of annual insurance.
A Thorium power nuclear power cell, needs annual insurance of 400 million – the dearest energy on the planet.