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Anybody ever tried electrolytic contamination removal for WMO?
« on: December 10, 2011, 09:46:28 PM »
I read an article on Electrokinetic remediation for contaminated soils and immediately thought of potential use for WMO purification.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrokinetic_remediation

Basically the idea is two conductive plates with a strong DC charge applied and the contaminants move to the plates to be removed. 

I am NOT in any way a chemist/chemical engineer nor do I play one on TV so I have no idea if this would work, but has anybody here ever tried it?  It sounds like a fun experiment to do.

I'd do it myself but I'm in the middle of a move from Tacoma to the outskirts of Gig Harbor and I won't have a workshop set up for months yet.

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Re: Anybody ever tried electrolytic contamination removal for WMO?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 03:32:59 PM »
Oil is a non-conductor, so you'd have to add water to get conduction, and homogenize it, to get the metals to move to the plates.  Then de-water the oil.

My first thoughts.

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Re: Anybody ever tried electrolytic contamination removal for WMO?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 04:32:16 PM »
I have read about people using this method to accelerate dewatering of wvo.