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Author Topic: Best electrolyte to use?  (Read 6794 times)

Offline BradleyH20

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Best electrolyte to use?
« on: March 29, 2008, 03:33:21 AM »
Has anyone here experimented with the different types of electrolyte? I have always used baking soda because if it get on my skin or in my eyes it won't mess me up like KOH will. I do believe KOH works much better though. I have been seeing now that some people are using White distilled vinegar in their cells. Has anyone here tried white distilled vinegar?

Offline BradleyH20

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Re: Best electrolyte to use?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 12:55:33 AM »
OK, so I tried the distilled white vinegar and the results were not that good. First I mixed it with water and it did not allow much room for hydrogen production, with about a 50/50 mix of distilled water and distilled white vinegar I was only pulling .3-.4 amps. I then put the cell directly into the vinegar and it only pulled .6 amps, hardly enough acidity, ONLy 5%, so I'm sticking to baking soda since it's the safest for me and the environment!

Offline triffid

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Re: Best electrolyte to use?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 08:44:38 PM »
I'm with you ,stick to the baking soda solution.Its cheap and if the kids or pets knock it over you just have a mess.It is safe,safe,safe.triffid

Offline FosterVS

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Re: Best electrolyte to use?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 04:15:40 PM »
I have been testing with baking soda, but read about someone using sodium hydroxide aka lye/caustic soda. Not as safe as baking soda, but in small quantity in solution it should be fairly safe

Offline triffid

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Re: Best electrolyte to use?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 03:19:06 PM »
Always wear eye protection(goggles at least) when working with lye solutions.Its not so safe if it splashes into your eyes.Baking soda solution would not normally warrent a trip to the doctor unless its hot at the time.I taught two years of chemistry labs at the college level(as a grad student).We always harped on safety.triffid

Offline Paul-R

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Re: Best electrolyte to use?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 04:04:59 PM »
I'm with you ,stick to the baking soda solution.Its cheap and if the kids or pets knock it over you just have a mess.It is safe,safe,safe.triffid
It may be safe but it is poor. anyway, the sodium bicarbonate degenrates to NaOH at the wrong
concentration. The Boyce system uses KOH and so does the Smacks booster. have a look at:
http://www.free-energy-info.co.uk/D9.pdf
or the same address with  /Smack.pdf

Offline triffid

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Re: Best electrolyte to use?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 03:00:20 PM »
I agree that KOH might be better stuff Just try to wear some kind of eye protection(goggles) at least when you are working with it.Best to err on the side of safety.I was told horror stories about those who got it in their eyes.triffid