NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Experimental study of the electrolysis of silicate meltsMelting and electrolyzing lunar silicates yields oxygen gas and potentially can be practiced in situ to produce oxygen. With the present experiments conducted with simulant oxides at 1425-1480 C, it was ascertained that oxygen can be obtained anodically at feasible rates and current efficiencies. An electrolysis cell was operated with platinum anodes in a sealed vessel, and the production of gas was monitored. In these electrolysis experiments, stability of anodes remained a problem, and iron and silicon did not reduce readily into the liquid silver cathode.
Document ID
19930017490
Document Type
Other
Authors
Keller, Rudolf (EMEC Consultants Export, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Arizona Univ., NASA Space Engineering Research Center for Utilization of Local Planetary Resources
Subject Category
INORGANIC AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Available Downloads

NameType 19930017490.pdf STI

Related Records

IDRelationTitle19930017485Analytic PrimaryNASA Space Engineering Research Center for utilization of local planetary resources