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Re: carbo plus
> From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
> Subject: Re: Carbo Plus
> Paul Sears wrote:
> > The voltage is a _lot_ higher than one would expect for electrolysis
> Maybe that's how they get the carbon involved :).
Electrical discharges....? ;)
> > > If the device is working right then it should generate CO2 off the
> > > carbon block.
> > How about running one in a solution of (say) sodium sulphate?
> > Neither ion will be discharged, and it should still make CO2, which
> > could be measured.
> I considered testing one in a sodium bicarb solution.
I suggested that to Merrill during the last go round at this.
I never got a result.
> Without calcium
> or magnesium in the solution there would be no precipitation of CaCO3.
> The CO3-- and CO2 produced from the reactions with bicarbonate should
> neutralize each other. Any net CO2 production would be from the carbon
> block. The CO2 could be measured with the usual pH/KH/CO2 relationship.
> Maybe the most direct test would be to weigh the carbon block, run the
> device for a while, then weigh the carbon block again. The block should
> lose weight. Dealing with water in the carbon block could be a problem,
> but if that were solved then carbon loss from the block should support
> the manufacturers claim.
One may get CaCO3 _in_ the pores as well. (I know, that is supposed
to be on the other electrode.)
> > The other think I would like to know is the resistance of the device
> > _before_ it goes into the water.
> Shouldn't it be an open circuit?
Yes, but I have a suspicion that it might not be.
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada