Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Catalytic cigarette lighter

Demonstration of a New Method catalytic cigarette lighter:  The device uses a platinum catalyst to generate heat from methanol vapors, which in turn ignites the vapor.

1 comment:

  1. The hand-warmers need to be preheated to work. The ones I used are filled with lighter-fluid and then the catalytic mesh is heated with a flame until the mesh glows dull red. If the mesh is close enough to the lighter-fluid saturated wool it will continue to glow (generating heat) for several hours.

    Great demo of the platinum lighter.