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Author Topic: Oxygen generation using electrolysis or water fracturing.  (Read 986 times)

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There was a guy at OU years ago that had shown a test tube with sodium hydroxide saturated water and a coil wound around the middle of the test tube. He said that the sodium hydroxide is a metal and when you apply an ac input to the coil, it produces copious amounts of HO. It looked like maybe a couple hundred turns of 26ga or larger wire and said we had to find the freq.

No need of plates in the solution so the solution stays cleen. Just keep adding water. Probably distilled is best. There was a lot of bubbling in his vid

Doesnt seem like a hard experiment to try for some out there working on these things.

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It looks as if electrolysis would work fine but is ruinously expensive.

Mudped's link suggests 5,000 amps at 1.8v with 4kw of heat to be handled somehow and Quora proposes that 8 minutes of flow costs 1KWH.

Yes, Electrolysis is only practical where either electricity is extremely inexpensive or one has their own electrical supply either Solar, Wind or Water powered.

The example cited where 4kW of Heat would be produced can be improved upon.

The ideal Electrolyzer will have a large number of cells which operate at a low current level thereby eliminating heat losses.

Lots of cells is not entirely impractical but it would be quite a large Electrolyzer.

Presently the least expensive way to produce Oxygen in quantity for health purposes is by means of a Concentrator.

What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

How does an Oxygen Concentrator work?


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The atmosphere is full of O2, it's simply a matter of separating the Nitrogen and Oxygen in the most practical way.


...which looks like the oxygen concentrator.
   
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He said that the sodium hydroxide is a metal and when you apply an ac input to the coil, it produces copious amounts of HO.

Sodium hydroxide is a violently powerful alkali, a white powder used, amongst other things, for unblocking drains. As for HO, this is a charged ion, as such, unstable. He sounds like a crackpot.
   
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Presently the least expensive way to produce Oxygen in quantity for health purposes is by means of a Concentrator.

What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

How does an Oxygen Concentrator work?

This seems the way forward. What is needed is a local university or technical college to get a couple of students do a build and produce a write up for https://www.instructables.com/
   
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