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Liquids and Electricity

  1. Jan 10, 2012 #1
    Hi All :)

    Im working on a small contraption and I need to create a power source from random movement.

    I herd there are some liquids that can be mixed together to have high electrical output generated.

    or maybe liquid and gas?

    Either way it must be safe and non toxic.

    thank you for your time :approve:
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
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  3. Jan 10, 2012 #2


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    The search term is "Energy Harvesting" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_harvesting

    I believe the search term for this would be "Fuel Cell" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_cell

  4. Jan 11, 2012 #3


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    Something like that?

    If you mix them together, they will react - but you will be not able to harvest any energy. They have to react in the separate vessels. They can be separated just by a membrane, crucial thing is that they don't mix directly.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
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