Electrolysis using salt-DANGER!!!

by Marcel Barros

Hi there. I just red a coment above about adding salt to the water for electrolysis. That's definitely not advisable, as salt is Nacl which means Natrium combined with chlore. Chlore is a very toxic element. Exactely this product is used to treat swiming pools, but in very low concentration:0.5mg/liter. It's true that salt increases the electrical cunductivity of water but there's a real danger. Use KOH also called lye, and be carefull as this product is corrosive to the skin.


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May 09, 2013
Safer Electrolytes for Hydro-cracking
by: Electrochemist

Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda) or Potassium Carbonate (Wood Ashes) would be a lot safer than Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) for enhancing conductivity of the water.
Salt, Sodium Chloride, is not so much dangerous (Sodium and Chlorine recombine in zero current conditions) as highly corrosive to the Anode, adn does not act to re-plate metal on the Cathode.
An AC based 'cracker' still has Anodes and Cathodes, they just flip-flop constantly.
Ture, platinum/palladium electrodes are immune to this effect, but most other metals will be attacked.

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