|Forum topic by FeralVermonter||posted 01-19-2013 02:47 PM||804 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
01-19-2013 02:47 PM
OK, I admit it… sorta cheating here. But only sorta. I’m in the middle of researching electrolysis for my own purposes, and I don’t have the best research skills, nor much of a background in chemistry, so it’s slow going.
But from what I’ve learned so far, I’m pretty alarmed at some of the resources I’ve found (including discussions on this site). There are real dangers inherent in electrolysis, and in the disposal of the fluids produced, and in all too many cases, these aren’t even mentioned. But more than a discussion of proper safety procedures, I’d like to produce an all-around resource on the topic: a little background science, a few “recipes,” and a discussion of best practices. I like to really understand what I’m doing, the basics at least. And I doubt I’m the only one.
I keep running across these too-simplistic treatments of the project and worrying about some poor bastard blowing himself up because they don’t even mention the fact that electrolysis produces pure hydrogen and oxygen, a very flammable combination. Or poisoning his garden because he’s read that electrolysis fluid is “completely non-toxic.” So I’m not just trying to weasel out of doing my research, here. I’m concerned about curtailing the spread of dangerous misinformation.
Since I don’t have the knowledge, what I can contribute is editing and moderation (and my meager research skills). Once I get enough material together, I’ll try to write it up and post it as a blog, so we have everything in one place.