Title of the patent (s): Apparatus and combination of means allowing the conditioning of a mixture of water and fuel, and, at the limit of pure water, by causing a thermochemical reaction generating hydrogen production and a plasma state of matter, for use in a heat engine or in a heating system.
Patent number: FR2302420
Inventor: Jean Chambrin, 76000 Rouen
Date of removal: February 25 1975
Our scientific opinion:
"Pre-treat the fuel with waste heat from the exhaust gases to increase efficiency and allow the combustion of alternative fuel." " Here's what the title of Jean Chambrin's patent could have been. Note immediately that the similarities with the patent of Mr Pantone are obvious: it is very surprising that it is not cited in advance on the patent of Mr Pantone (which dates from 1998).
The process of Mr. Chambrin is all the same more complicated since the pipes / exchangers between exhaust gases and intake gases are machined in a spiral but the general principle remains the same.
Under certain conditions, this process would make it possible to "roll" in pure water. It seems quite mysterious because without any contribution (even a little) of external energy (unicycle)
On the other hand, it would seem that the process, once warmed up, was (is) capable of burning a mixture of up to 50% water and 50% alcohol (ethyl or methyl).
We remind our visitors that 40% of the energy of a combustion engine is lost in the exhaust gases and that no technique is currently used to try to recover part of this energy in order to promote the efficiency. overall of the engine (Except the Turbo).
In this sense the idea of Chambrin, like that of Pantone, is very honorable.
What has become of the patent?
Concerning Mr. Chambrin, the information differs according to the sources, he is considered as "disappeared". One hypothesis is that he died, another that he "retired" to Canada and that he ended his life in "good" financial conditions. We don't know more, if you have more information about Mr Chambrin, you can indicate it in reaction to this article. Thank you !
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