Joseph “Josef” Papp Jr.

Joseph “Josef” Papp Jr.

Birth
Hungary
Death 13 Apr 1989 (aged 55)
Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Plot Faith section lot 93D space 14
Memorial ID 125098200 · View Source
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Famous developer of the Noble Gas plasma engine. He developed a special gas made of inert gasses. He died without ever disclosing the exact mixture of this gas. Today, many scientist and private investors are still working to recreate his engine.

He was married to Helen Maczko and they had one daughter Susannah "Susan" Julian Papp. He had two grandchildren, a grandson and granddaughter.

Below is Courtesy of Writer Sterling Allan http://peswiki.com/index.php/PowerPedia:Joseph_Papp%27s_Noble_Gas_Engine

Joseph Papp, a Hungarian native, emigrated to Canada in 1957 around the time of the Hungarian Revolution. Joseph was a pilot in the Hungarian military and was also a microfiche technician. He supposedly received information from scientists behind the Iron Curtain who did not want the Soviets to get this information that he took to North America. In Quebec, Papp built a one-man submarine that received considerable bad press and Papp emigrated to the USA in 1967 and settled in Los Angeles. There, he found a machinist named Roser who helped him build his first piston engine known as the Papp engine.

This engine is a multicylinder piston and crank design like today's car engines, but each cylinder is sealed with a charge of helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon. It has no intake or exhaust ports, nor even a radiator. Multiple electrodes of complex design produce what is believed to be a very hot electric discharge plasma in the noble gas mixture that reaches unusual conditions that liberates energy from some yet unknown source that is about 100 times greater than the energy put into the electrodes. Roughly 1kW is needed from an alternator to run the engine controls and over 100 hp comes out. Two and four cylinder engines were built over the years from 1968 until Papp died of colon cancer in 1989. Three US patents were issued to Papp, two specifically for engine designs. The most noteworthy is Patent number 4,428,193. Papp claimed the gas mixture must be treated, or polarized as he said. An elaborate treatment process is described in the stated patent. The engine could run smoothly down to 100 rpm and developed hundreds of horsepower at only 1000 rpm. It had torque in the hundreds of foot pounds and must be built as robustly as a diesel engine.


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  • Created by: Steve Franklin
  • Added: 13 Feb 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 125098200
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph “Josef” Papp Jr. (21 Apr 1933–13 Apr 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 125098200, citing Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Steve Franklin (contributor 48149377) .