International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology

International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology


International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)

Experimental electrolysis under high voltage conditions


Parantap Nandi

The relation V=IR holds good for electrolysis i.e. if voltage is increased current will increase. High current means more charge per unit time and hence results in higher yield. A higher potential difference will supply more energy to bring about electrode reactions. The general potential used for electrolysis is 6V. High voltage in the range of 100V can bring about increase in both current which will increase yield as well the tendency of ions to undergo redox reactions. But the resistance of a strong electrolyte may be as low as .1Ω hence the current may tend to become uncontrollable. This may lead to heavy sparking and also lead to explosions. Domestic supply at 240V-50Hz converted to 230V D.C using a bridge rectifier circuit. This supply has ‘high energy’. When suitably controlled and the ripple reduced this can yield useful products because in this case both voltage as well as current is very high. The arrangement is simple, cheap and easy to control. A study of electrolysis of various solutions under high voltage conditions as well as low voltage conditions was carried out and a comparison was drawn based on observations.
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Parantap Nandi. Experimental electrolysis under high voltage conditions. International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 59-63
International Journal of Research in Advanced Engineering and Technology