- Is the solution to America's energy needs as simple as
a trip to the beach?
- The idea is a fascinating one as a Florida man searching
for a cancer cure may have stumbled onto a virtually limitless source of
energy: salt water.
- John Kanzius, 63, is a broadcast engineer who formerly
owned several TV and radio stations, before retiring in Sanibel Island,
- Five years ago, he was diagnosed with a severe form of
leukemia, and began a quest to find a kinder, gentler way to treat the
disease compared to harsh chemotherapy.
- In October 2003, he had an epiphany: kill cancer with
radio waves. He then devised a machine that emits radio waves in an attempt
to slay cancerous cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
- His experiments in fighting cancer have become so successful,
one physician was quoted as saying, "We could be getting close to
grabbing the Holy Grail."
- But in the midst of his experiments as he was trying
to take salt out of water, Kanzius discovered his machine could do what
some may have thought was impossible: making water burn.
- "On our way to try to do desalinization, we came
up with something that burns, and it looks in this case that salt water
perhaps could be used as a fuel to replace the carbon footsteps that we've
been using all these years, i.e., fossil fuels," Kanzius said.
- The possible ramifications of the discovery are almost
mind-boggling, as http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55934#
- cars could be fueled by salt water instead of gasoline,
hydroelectric plants could be built along the shore, and homes could be
heated without worrying about supplies of oil.
- "It doesn't have to be ocean salt water," Kanzius
said. "It burns just as well when we add salt to tap water."
- Kanzius has partnered with Charles Rutkowski, general
manager of Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, a Millcreek, Pa., company
that builds the radio-wave generators.
- "I've done this [burning experiment] countless times
and it still amazes me," Rutkowski told the Erie Times-News. "Here
we are paying $3 a gallon for gas, and this is a device that seems to turn
salt water into an alternative fuel."
- Kanzius has been told it's actually hydrogen that's burning,
as his machine generates enough heat to break down the chemical bond between
hydrogen and oxygen that makes up water.
- "I have never heard of such a thing," Alice
Deckert, Ph.D., chairwoman of Allegheny College's chemistry department,
told the Times-News. "There doesn't seem to be enough energy in radio
waves to break the chemical http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55934#
- bonds and cause that kind of reaction."
- Thus far, Kanzius' discovery has not received extensive
national publicity, but has been featured on several local television news
programs, including http://www.wnd.com/redir/r.asp?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kKtKSEQBeI
- WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach, Fla., http://www.wnd.com/redir/r.asp?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtmK3hwYO6U
- WSEE-TV in Erie, Pa., and http://www.wnd.com/redir/r.asp?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lud1qceKqyQ
- WKYC-TV in Cleveland.
- "We discovered that if you use a piece of paper
towel as a wick, it lights every single time and you can start it and stop
it at will by turning the radio waves on and off," Kanzius told the
Times-News as he watched a test tube of salt water burn.
- "And look, the paper itself doesn't burn,"
he added. "Well, it burns but the paper is not consumed."
- Kanzius said he hasn't decided whether to share his fuel
discovery with government or private business, though he'd prefer a federal
grant to develop it.
- "I'm afraid that if I join up with some big energy
company, they will say it doesn't work and shelve it, even if it does work,"
Kanzius told the paper.