HHO – What is it?

With the rising prices of gasoline, you may have heard the term HHO being mentioned in the news and on the internet.  Without, going into a scientific explanation, HHO stands for 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen, in layman’s terms, it’s brown gas.

In simple terms, it is water being separated into individual elements, through a process called electrolysis. Direct current from a battery is passed through water (preferably distilled water with baking soda) and by using electrodes (one positive and one negative) HHO gas is extracted from the water.

Hydrogen gas will bubble up from the cathode (positive current) and oxygen will come from the anode (negative current).  The result is HHO gas, oxyhydrogen or commonly known as brown gas.

There are several applications for the use of HHO, such as lighting, welding and recently the popularity of using HHO as fuel for automobiles.  At present the internal combustion engine does not burn fuel efficiently, causing much of the fuel to be sent out in the exhaust. 

Added to gasoline, HHO helps to increase burn velocity, providing additional time for the combustion process to take place.  In addition, the use of HHO allows the engine to run on a leaner air to fuel ratio, resulting in better gas mileage and reduced emissions.