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producing air and water

miklamar

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Report this Nov. 05 2012, 10:23 am

Perhaps others are familiar with this, but I just found this recently.


If you combine potassium permanganate (KMnO4) with hydrogen peroxide (5H2O) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4), it frees 8 molecules of water and 5 O2 molecules!  So, these chemicals would help to provide air and water for a space station or starbase.


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A.J.Dembroski

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Report this Nov. 07 2012, 12:43 am

KMnO4 = 158.03 total MM
H2O2 = 34.01 total MM
H2SO4 = 98.08 total MM


Grand total of 290.12


H2O = 18.02 total MM (x8 = 144.16)


O2 = 32.00 total MM (x2 = 64.00)


Grand total of 208.16 total MM... so what exactly is gained by this? 



miklamar

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Report this Nov. 07 2012, 7:27 am

I just thought it might be easier to transport the chemicals as chemicals, rather than as oxygen or water in containers.


Plus, you might be able to use the byproducts for other things, too.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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