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Isn't there a spontaneous combustion risk? You have all these H2 and O2
molecules shooting around, some tiny number of them will have sufficient
energy to combine and produce H20, releasing a tiny amount of energy and
increasing the local temperature, thereby increasing the probability of
another such event, etc. in a cycle until the whole thing explodes. It is
rare because several infrequent events need to occur close together (both
in space and time), but it seems to me as though it could happen, and
depending on the temp and pressure, with a possibly significant probability
(significant enough that a few of these tanks would explode).

Sean

At 04:31 PM 1/24/01 -0600, Lawrence Lile wrote:
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