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To: Kevmo

Why is electricity needed to get the activated carbon to absorb the Na+ and Cl- ions? Why can’t the carbon do that of its lonesome? Also how quick does the carbon load up and can it be electrically purged of the same ions into salt water?


7 posted on 06/10/2012 11:09:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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Why is it when a lib discovers a freshman year chemistry experiment it is hyped as the discovery of the century?

It seems to me that you could use some highly reflective material developed by people smarter than me to push water from a liquid to a global warming gas and then just pipe it into a drinking well when it condenses.

The salt could be used for McDonald’s fries.

If there is a coast line or a source of gravity and water, you could use that energy to generate the power necessary to run the entire thing.

You might even be able to grow algae while you are at it.

Am I stupid or is this a simple process?


8 posted on 06/10/2012 11:36:48 PM PDT by willyd
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To: HiTech RedNeck

On the same thoughts....how expensive are the electrodes to replace.....eventually they will need to be.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 12:06:05 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"Why is electricity needed to get the activated carbon to absorb the Na+ and Cl- ions? Why can’t the carbon do that of its lonesome? Also how quick does the carbon load up and can it be electrically purged of the same ions into salt water?"

If dipping the carbon rods in a concentrated salt solution removes the collected ions, obviously the carbon needs the help of the current to collect the ions from a more dilute solution. In any case, the charge would get the ions to the carbon more rapdly

I also wonder how many cycles they can get out of the carbon?

26 posted on 06/11/2012 7:27:57 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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