Implementation Of Power Plant Using Salt Water As Electrolyte

Siti Haq, Ekki Kurniawan, Mohamad Ramdhani

Abstract


On this earth consists of 97.5% salt water and 2.5% fresh water. There are 1,365,000,000 km3 of sea water around the world, so salt water is easily available and very abundant. Salt water has many benefits for human survival, one of the benefits that has recently been used from salt water is to generate electrical energy. Salt is an ionic compound consisting of positive ions and negative ions. Salt solution in water is an electrolyte solution which is a solution that can conduct electrical current. Therefore, salt water can be used as an alternative energy source as a medium used to produce electrical energy sources. This paper discusses how the salt water media process can produce electrical currents. This experiment uses iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) electrodes. With the working principle of electrochemical cell reaction, namely galvani cells consisting of two electrodes and electrolytes. This electrode is connected by a conductor that can transport electrons into the cell or outside the cell. Generally between the two electrodes in the electrochemical cell there is a measurable potential difference. This experiment can determine the voltage and the ability of cells to produce electrical energy by reacting salt water with Fe and Zn electrodes.


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