Everyday Science: Salt Water Fuel Quiz
by Staff
Imagine how convenient it would be if two-thirds of the Earth's surface was covered with a readily available, nonpolluting fuel source. With the discoveries being made in regards to salt water fuel, you may not have to imagine much longer. In 2003, John Kanzius serendipitously discovered a way to burn salt water. How would salt water fuel impact the world?

What is used to generate the heat that sets the salt water on fire?

  • a micro ray
  • a radio frequency generator
  • a nanoparticle-focusing device

Radio waves break the bonds holding together what elements of salt water?

  • sodium chloride and hydrogen
  • sodium chloride, hydrogen and oxygen
  • hydrogen and oxygen

What is actually burning when salt water ignites?

  • sodium chloride
  • oxygen
  • hydrogen

Which of the following is not one of the drawbacks of using hydrogen gas as a fuel source?

  • it's volatile
  • it's inefficient
  • it's abundant

The RFG flame can reach temperatures as high as:

  • 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,093 degrees Celsius)
  • 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,649 degrees Celsius)
  • 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,760 degrees Celsius)

Why was the radio frequency generator initially designed?

  • to isolate hydrogen for fuel
  • to desalinate ocean water
  • to kill cancer cells

Aside from destroying cancer cells, what other issue did John Kanzius think the RFG could solve?

  • starvation
  • poverty
  • drought

What is Aquygen?

  • a biofuel made with salt water
  • a gas made up of hydrogen that has been separated from water
  • a hydrogen and helium fuel mixture

How do the makers of Aquygen isolate hydrogen?

  • electrical shock
  • high pressure plasma beams
  • radiation

When mixed with regular gasoline, Aquygen creates a fuel that improves gas mileage by how much?

  • 4.5 times
  • 2.5 times
  • 1.5 times