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Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) and Fluid Conductivity
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Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) and Fluid Conductivity
Hi all,

I just wanted to pose the idea that someone give Epsom Salt a try as an electrolyte for electrolysis. It is widely used in the industry and is another compound that will not undergo any reactions during the HHO generation. It would appear that it is about 1/4 as conductive as KOH and NaOH so about 4x as much would be needed. Just because it is a "Salt" does not mean it will produce chlorine gas, as there is no CL in it. It is certainly safer to handle than KOH and NaOH...

Also, I found this handy site of various fluid conductivities...
http://www.smartmeasurement.com/en/wizar...tivity.asp
(This post was last modified: 07-10-2008 10:31 AM by CheezWiz.)
07-10-2008 10:23 AM
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RE: Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) and Fluid Conductivity
Nothing wrong with NaOH. I use it and my generators run really cool producing 700 ml/min at 15 amps. Electrolyte stays clean (fairly clear). I would use KOH but can't seem to find any. Installing in my truck now with an EFIE. I have one heat oxygen sensor only. MPG testing next week.
07-10-2008 12:17 PM
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RE: Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) and Fluid Conductivity
NaOH may be somewhat safe in its dilute form,as you are using in the generator, but handling the raw powder safely is still a concern. Epsom Salts are much safer to handle.

NaOH Safety:
http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/~hmc/hsci/chem...oxide.html

KOH Safety:
http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/~hmc/hsci/chem...oxide.html

MgSO4 Safety:
http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/~hmc/hsci/chem...lfate.html
07-10-2008 12:49 PM
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