Once you put aviation and hydrogen fuels together, you are sure to get some of the most powerful planes to date. Aviation is one of the most common uses of hydrogen, and you have to remember that this technology it is possible to create some of the strongest jets around. This would most definitely give aviation a new name. Hydrogen fuels are the cleanest fuels that you are able to find, and bear in mind that the only by product formed here is water.
The well-known form of this type of fuel is made from natural gas, this is also known as petroleum. It is as well possible to make hydrogen by using an electrolysis method. Electrolysis is basically the passing of water through electricity and this fuel is also said to the one of the best ways in which you are able to restore power to planes, motor vehicles, and so forth. Hydrogen is able to burn an engine, yet should you have the correct systems in place, this is not possible to happen at all.
An invention of this type did take time to come up with, and there are more than one means whereby it is been utilised and the moment, this would ultimately possibly lead to a shortage of hydrogen gas. This means that the production hydrogen is not made possible by using natural materials, this however is something that is quite ironic, seen that it is one of the cleanest fuels that are to be found.
The transportation as well as handling of hydrogen fuels is one that you have to be careful of, there are aspects of the handling of this gas that is known to be dangerous, and this is something that you have to bear in mind. Hydrogen does have a really bright future in the development of many things, and it is known that there are many various standards that is to be set. The biggest obstacle that still needs to be tackled is storage, the best known storage methods are compression of the highest pressures in storage as well as liquefied.
The first hydrogen plane was tested in the USA and this was during that late 1900. The plane was flown around for a full day (24 hours) unmanned and had wings that stretched to around fifty feet. The tank was specially designed for this use and up till today, that tank design is still kept a secret. The hydrogen that was stored was kept cool in order to prevent over heating. On a more normal basis, you would be able to use oxygen and hydrogen; however, the design of this plane, only the air was used. This is something new to the world of aviation. The plane looks very similar to that of a glider; it was also used in the US army.