Patent Number: 6,332,434

Title: Hydrogen generating apparatus and components therefor

Abstract: A hydrogen generating system is provided for use in internal combustionengines for increasing the efficiency of the engine and decreasingemissions from the engine. The hydrogen generating system has anelectrolysis cell for generating hydrogen and oxygen gases by electrolysisof an aqueous solution, a power source for providing electrical power tothe electrolysis cell, an outlet flow means for introducing the generatedgases into the intake manifold system of an internal combustion engine, amonitoring means for monitoring the operating conditions of the hydrogengenerating system, and a control means connected to the monitoring meansfor controlling the operation of the hydrogen generating system inresponse to the monitoring means. The invention is also directed to acontroller for controlling a hydrogen generating system for use in aninternal combustion engine for increasing the efficiency of the engine anddecreasing emissions from the engine. The controller has at least oneinterface means for receiving information on the operating conditions ofthe hydrogen generating system, at least one control means for controllinga parameter of the hydrogen generating system, and a logic circuitconnected to the interface means and control means for providinginstructions to the control means in response to the information receivedfrom the interface means.

Inventors: De Souza; Mario (Medicine Hat, CA), Balan; Gabi (Medicine Hat, CA)


International Classification: C25B 9/06 (20060101); C25B 11/00 (20060101); C25B 11/02 (20060101); F02M 25/12 (20060101); F02M 25/00 (20060101); F02B 43/00 (20060101); F02B 43/10 (20060101); H01M 2/26 (20060101); H01M 10/04 (20060101); H01M 2/12 (20060101); F02B 043/08 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014