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Does anyone know how to make rust from steel plates

  1. Sep 21, 2015 #1
    I want to make some iron oxide from plate steel i have a couple hundred pounds that I can process but want to make about 50 pounds id prefer to just do it by electrolysis. Do to safety issues I would prefer to process it in 2 pound batches in a polyurethane tub. I would also like to save the hydrogen gas I am mainly curious if this process is the most efficent or safest.
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  3. Sep 21, 2015 #2
    If you were to grind your steel into granules or powder you would get a result more quickly.
    Add additional oxygen if you want to speed things up even more,add some some hydrogen peroxide.
    I don't think that would get in to danger territory but you might want to check that.
  4. Sep 22, 2015 #3
    Thank you ill look into that i have plenty of power tools i can use
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