Multimode Electric Bath

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03:16, 3 July 2008 (CDT)
Last Updated:
07:10, 31 October 2008 (CDT)


This is a piece of equipment that will have multiple purposes. Basically it is a basin with alligator clips on the side with a drain in the bottom. The basic idea is to hook up a power supply to the clips and dip a different attachment into the water depending on what you want to do.

Diagram of the bath

A. Attachment for the power supply
B. Clip for the task attachment
C. Conductive solution. Salt water for hydrolysis and iron oxide production, copper solution for electro-plating
D. Drain to get the highly concentrated solution at the bottom of the basin

Diagram of the gas collector

A. Attachment point for bath alligator clip
B. Electrode where gas collects
C. Balloon for capturing and holding gas

This will let us do several things. It will be able to capture pure hydrogen and oxygen. It will let us quickly produce iron oxide (or any oxide really). It will also let us do electro-plating for circuit boards and engravings.

Materials needed:

  • Basin - probably an oil pan
  • Glass tubes for the collectors
  • Alligator clips
  • Strong but slightly flexible wire for the clips
  • Copper plate to make contacts for the collector and bath