Electrolysis - updated with photos

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Yeah.

Actually, I think someone like Cody would be very interested in learning how to electroplate aluminium.

I mean I’ve discovered tons of stuff in this process:

1. How to make sulfuric acid using Epsom salt using a galvanic cell electrolysis.
2. How to make sodium zincate for electroless plating of aluminium using electrolysis, or for higher concentrations, reverse galvanic cell electrolysis.
3. How to make copper sulfate using electrolysis, or for higher concentrations, galvanic cell electrolysis.
4. Making sodium cuprate as strike copper plating(not flash copper) on non-aluminium parts.

I’m also currently in the process of making a shiny copper sulfate solution using small quantities of ammonium hydroxide as a surfactant, tiny quantities of sodium hydroxide as an emulsifier, and hydrochloric acid for a small chloride solution etch.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Say, do you guys think I should make another thread for this?

This is an electrolysis thread, so a de-anodizing tutorial and electroplating thread would be great.

Because I’d rather make a thread in which I put up tutorials on how to:

- De-anodize effectively and safely .
- Prepare diverse copper/nickel plating solutions, and other materials if deemed necessary.
- And most importantly, how to recycle plating materials for safe disposal.

That last one is especially important.

Before disposing of my sodium hydroxide solution, I actually thought about running my electroplating setup in reverse using a carbon rod to get the copper out of the solution.

And I managed to get a pure sodium hydroxide along with some pure copper.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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Sounds good. Perhaps with links to your other threads.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Say, do you guys think I should make another thread for this?

yes :-), so you can document your thoughts and link to them from here
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Yes. A new thread would make it easier to find. Thumbs Up

 

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