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HHO generator, Electrolysis? Answered

I recently made an hho generator, when i turned it on it started to release something green in the water what is that?? I used water and salt.

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mpilchfamily

Best Answer 4 years ago

When copper meets salt water it oxidizes/rusts. The green stuff is the copper oxidation. Assuming you are using copper electrodes.

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RA productionsmpilchfamily

Answer 4 years ago

I am using stainless steel. Also how could i get a clean procces without any rusts coming out??

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discostu956RA productions

Answer 4 years ago

I seem to recall something about stainless steel used as electrodes in this sort of process releasing bad chemicals. Maybe hexavalent chromium, can't remember exactly. Maybe check that out.....safety first and all that!!

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Downunder35mRA productions

Answer 4 years ago

If you use stainless steel than I suspect you used a low grade.

You should use at least 316L grade or better still titanium.

Anything that can corrode will corrode in a HHO generator.

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-max-Downunder35m

Answer 4 years ago

Well all things corrode to some degree, even gold and nobile gasses, although it is very stable and difficult to make react with things.

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sixsmith

4 years ago

I know next to nothing about chemistry, but for some reason sodium chloride is coming to mind. I suppose it could be possible you are getting an unexpected breaking down of the salt causing a green color. again, I am not a chemist, and I have no back ground in it, I'm just guessing.
I looked up some pictures of chlorine, which would be one of the left overs if you broke sodium chloride up.
https://www.google.com/search?q=color+of+chlorine&...

If you post some pictures of what you are talking about other people might be able to better help you.

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karnuvap

4 years ago

When I electrolyse water I use carbon electrodes made from the positive terminal rod extracted from cheap zinc-czrbon D-cell batteries. I also use water and sodium hydroxide (washing soda) for the elecrtrolyte,