Water Fueled Car In Pakistan – A Stirring Debate

Aug 1, 2012 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Cover Story

Will we be living a day, when we can put some water straight from the tap to run our cars? Will Nestle open its water-pump-station to supply better water for cars? The recent claim by Engineer Waqar Ahmed to run a car by normal water encapsulated in small water filter like tanks, attached with one battery and supplying unlimited fuel to hungry cars to run as much as it likes, caught everyone’s attention. And why not! It has disturbed the routine national debate from useless political shows to some serious science and technology debate.

Being an engineer, people approached me earlier to comment on this, and I cautiously denied the possibility as I had little knowledge about the mechanism and equipment used.

Enough has been said in recent days about the invention by Eng. Waqar, starting from immanent scientists like Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan and Dr. Atta-Ur-Rehman to less tech-savvy politicians like Minister for Science and Technology, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, and Religious Affairs Minister, Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah.

Now there are three main groups looking this so-called invention either as ‘remarkable’, ‘debatable’ and the last group agreed it as ‘rubbish’ and total waste of time. I am not going to form any opinion amongst these schools of thought, as I want to toss a totally different, yet a healthy outcome on this saga; A ‘debate’ related to science, engineering, technology and research in the main stream media of Pakistan. Yes a ‘debate’ that could give further direction to anything, whether it is sport, religion or science.

This is the sign of the society which is slowly and progressively moving towards, science and technology. Sooner or later the debate will reach to a more mature level. Today, we may be discussing something very basic; tomorrow we may honour Dr. Adbul Sallam about his contribution towards Higgs Boson. It should be noted with concern that at the time of Higgs Boson confirmation [4-July-2012], there was little to no media coverage in Pakistan. I got the chance to be a committee member for engineering master’s admission interviews, and to my surprise, none of the nearly 20 people were able to point-out, what is the recent huge development in Physics (obviously waiting to hear that the candidate knew about Higgs Boson discovery) I partially blame media for this, which reports all sort of unrelated news (including inane Bollywood gossip) and naively ignores the importance of science, and technology. Thus, I am happy that at least we are having an exchange of ideas on science, and technology in Pakistan, especially in main stream media.

This debate is inspiring the youth to look deeper into their conceptual knowledge, and ponder on the question – Is it possible to deviate from the fundamental basic laws of thermodynamics? Let the debate  go on, with both positive and negative outlooks on this matter.

Eng. Waqar, you should be proud on stirring this scientific debate, whether or not you have a secret solution to run a car by water.


[1] http://dawn.com/2012/07/27/demonstration-of-water-fuelled-car-astonishes-experts/
[2] Capital Talk – Hamid Mir – Geo TV – 30 July 2012
[3] News Night – Talat Hussain – Dawn TV – 30 July 2012
[4] Capital Talk – Hamid Mir – 31 July 2012
[5] Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18702455

The Author

Dr Sohaib Zia Khan received B.Eng degree in mechanical engineering from NED University, Pakistan, in 2002, the M.Sc degree in precision engineer from The University of Manchester, UK, in 2006 and the PhD degree for work on generation of nanoparticles and continuous-wave laser ablation from The University of Manchester, UK, in 2010. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Sciences department at PNEC, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Karachi, Pakistan.

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  • Water Car – What is Truth? By Abdullah Warsi P.E — Part 1/2:

    A Bold truth is, that a few theoretical Scientists and Ph.D’s are Jahil Ignorant who attach this invention with the “Law of Conservation of Energy” These Ph.D’s are like that donkey of Noble Quran that is loaded with Books[Quran 62:5}. Agha’s Water-Kit is the greatest invention of mankind history & that invention has no any relation with the law of conservation of energy & Law of thermodynamics. Soon a time will come when these a few Jahil theoretical Ph.Ds who are insulting Agha Waqar in “TV SHOWS”, will be hiding their faces from public. Please note that the biggest “Practical Ph.D scientist” of Pakistan A.Q Khan has supported this invention. A Ph.D has good knowledge but he cannot claim that he knows all and his knowledge is complete. COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE IS ONLY with Allah Jalla Aala Aleem-ul-Khabir. If I have not visited Lahore that does not mean that I should claim that Lahore does not exists. Existing our some theoretical Ph.Ds has no ability to understand that greatest Invention of Agha Waqar. But instead of admitting that they do not have ability to understand that new invention; they are yelling on this humble gentleman Agha by declaring him fraud. This is extremely irresponsible attitude. Unless fraud is caught physically in that car; no one has right to announce in TV shows that it is fraud. Ph.D’s know of course many things; YET THEY DO NOT KNOW EVERY THING. Only Allah Aleem-ul-Khabir Knows everything. When Prophet Moses claimed that he was the most learned man of that time; Allah sent him Wahi & said O Moses: This is not correct, I have people on this earth who have even more knowledge than you. He was then advised to travel with Khizer (detail is in Sura Kahaf in Quarn)
    If Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, & King of Inventors Thomas Edison were alive today, they would had travelled to the house of Agha Waqar in Khairpur Sindh Pakistan to salute Agha Waqar. If “Alfred Nobel” of Sweden could come out of his grave today, he could has suggested “Noble Prize Committee” that please change name of “Nobel Prize” to “Agha Waqar Prize”. Reader should note that king of inventors EDISON who also invented electrical lamp was so poor that he used to sell Newspapers and used to cultivate vegetables in his house, so to sell them in order to pay expenses of his education. A jealous group who is against the invention of Agha Waqar says, how a diploma holder can invent. First of all Agha has Bachelor in Technology B.Tech, Moreover, reader should note that the biggest inventor of history Thomas Edison was a simple technician. He was not B.Engg or Ph.D.

    Please also read Part 2/2 of this message – Thanks

  • Water Car – What is Truth? By Abdullah Warsi P.E —— Part 2/2:

    Law of Conservation says that energy neither be produced not destroyed but energy can be transformed from one form to other. In Agha’s Kit invention, neither Energy is being CREATED nor DESTROYED; therefore it in no way violates the Law of conservation of Energy or thermodynamics. It is just transforming chemical energy of water into heat energy and then after burning in engine to Mechanical energy. So simply, nothing is changed except that black Petrol has been replaced by White-Petrol[Water}. Black Petrol carries Hydrogen also and White-Petrol Water carries Hydrogen gas also. So any Ph.D or a so called scientists who says, that this inventions violates Law of conservation of Energy for sure he is telling lies to people. The main objection by some these Theoretical useless Ph.Ds is that car battery is unable to sustain the electrical supply to electrolysis unit of that invented KIT because as per these theorists, Energy produced by electrolysis will be less than the energy being consumed by battery and car will not run. But we all have seen that Car is running. That is itself Proof that what Theorists has assumed is incorrect otherwise car MUST NOT RUN but it runs in practice. This is the most important part of this invention. Now this objection of theoretical Ph.Ds seems correct if old conventional technique of electrolysis is used that need too much electric power to proceed. But Agha’s team has invented a new technique of Electrolysis which is core part of this invention. In Agha’s technique, he has used distilled water to make it dialectic between about 20 metallic plates & he put that unit in series RLC circuit that he managed/calculated to operate at resonance level that periodically produce millions of volts, changes plates with distilled water’s dielectric into a very powerful capacitance. In that scenario, Water becomes unable to hold bond between H and OH ions and huge quantity of H & OH gases start to produce. Following video can show u how it works. http://is.gd/vEJETl Because reaction is in resonance so it is now almost self-sustaining. To convert it from “almost self-sustaining” to “100% sustaining” a very little current from car battery is supplied to that gas-producing unit; that current in milliamps is so small that even less than the current that Car Radio uses. Also note that Car battery is always charged by inbuilt electric DC Generator of car in every car when car is running. Therefore in practice this invention will have no any effect on the capacity and life of car battery. It is like mechanical benefit. For example, can one person lift his car with his one hand above ground? Answer is NO. But one person when places Jack between his hand and car, he can now lift car easily. Resonance in RLC circuit is in lieu of that mechanical Jack that lifts car easily. Another example is pendulum of big wall Clock. Another Example is Swing of girl (In Punjabi Kurree) that she makes after tying rope at the branch of tree. At the beginning, she needs someone to push her in swing [external force] but later she will continue swing herself. Now periodically a little external push is needed to keep her continue. Another Example is big wheel. U need force to move it. But when it is is rotating, u need very little external force to continue its rotation. For new invention also very little current of battery is needed to keep the reaction continue. Besides, there is high probability [to be investigated in future] that periodic pulse of millions volts among metallic plates also can fuse some hydrogen partially that creates so big energy that system will easily sustain. Even if we ignore fusion, so high voltage will increase production of H and OH exponentially from 100 to thousands time more than conventional old style electrolysis which will be more than enough that is needed by Car. Cell size is also a factor in production rate. For example for railway engine or a factory, either more cells or bigger cells will be designed.

    Thu this invention does not violates any law of physics but we should also tell truth that Science is not dogma or scripture like Noble Quran that will not change. Science has been falsified many times by its its own new laws over time. Popular Dalton theory about Atom 70 years ago has been fully rejected and falsified by modern Atomic Physics of Today. Also we should know another truth that thu it is good to achieve an Ph.D but a Ph.D is never a license for new inventions. In fact if we study past history, majority of great inventors like Edison were just simple hardworking technicians. This is matter of fact that In Pakistan B.Sc Engineers and Ph.D’s think that how a graduate of Technology can invent? This kind of their thought is based on total nonsense and jealousy. I suggest reader to read following file in which each step of Agha’s invention is given in detail. This file is an excellent source of info for who has good understanding in engineering physics. To Sum up: That Water-kit of Agha team is indeed the greatest invention of mankind history. It will change whole globe and soon no one will be buying petrol. [Author of this article is in the field of practical Engineering physics from past 45 years].

    Please also read Part 1/2 of this message – Thanks

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