Groundbreaking invention from Athurugiriya youth
Water powered car solution to fuel crisis:
Tired of spending the better part of your income on refuelling your
four wheeler ? Young Thushara Priyamal Edirisinghe may have the ideal
solution for your problem which keeps worsening with every hike in world
Thushara, a 25-year-old from Athurugiriya, is the inventor of what
could be a ground-breaking technology of powering a car by water, using
an extremely low amount of electricity.
Thushara Priyamal Edirisinghe, the inventor of the generator
capable of powering a vehicle using water explaining the
technology behind his creation to Prime Minister Ratnasiri
Wickramanayaka at Temple Trees yesterday.
Picture by Rukmal Gamage
According to the the young inventor, the generator he has designed is
capable of running a motor car for 80 kilometres using only one litre of
water, without any danger to life or any impact on the environment.
The energy required to power the vehicle is produced by the splitting
off of H2O (water) into separate Hydrogen and Oxygen molecules, of which
the former is burnt according to a specified ratio to produce the energy
needed to power the engine.
”The technology of using water to produce hydrogen gas has been
existing for the past 60 years. In certain countries, water-powered
vehicles have also been produced using Hydrogen found in water.
The specialty of my invention is its ability to produce this energy
from water with a minimal electric current of barely 0.5 amperes, which
was not possible earlier,” Thushara says.
A product of Christ King College, Pannipitiya, Thushara, on his test
run of the water-powered car, has travelled all the way to Anuradhapura
and back on mere three litres of water, a journey that would have cost
several thousand rupees on a petrol or diesel vehicle.
”This generator could be fixed to any petrol or diesel vehicle with
suitable adjustments depending on their cylinder capacity. While
Hydrogen is 1000 times faster than petrol, the exhausts of water-powered
vehicles consisting of water vapour are also entirely eco-friendly.
Using water as opposed to oil that react with lubricating oil would also
extend the life of the vehicle,” he adds.
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka who met the talented youth at
Temple Trees yesterday extended the Government’s fullest support to his
efforts to introduce the water-powered car to the Sri Lankan market.
The Premier also pledged to provide facilities for the venture
including a plot of land to carry out the conversion of fuel-powered
engines to water-powered ones, bank loans etc.
“A number of foreign companies from the United States, Australia and
Korea approached me to buy the technology behind this invention. But, I
have decided to put my creation to use in way that helps the development
of my country,” Thushara said.