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Comment Bumping: Venus Electrolysis and Space Settlement Norwegian Perspective

21 Jul 2017, 05:53 UTC
Comment Bumping: Venus Electrolysis and Space Settlement Norwegian Perspective
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Life has been busy enough lately that I haven’t been able to do many of my own blog posts, but I wanted to bring two recent comments from old Venus threads to the top to get them a little more attention than they’d likely get in an old side thread.
The first was a question about the feasibility of using the lower Venusian atmosphere for electrolytic extraction of metals from the surface:
James Walker wrote:
A question for the more scientifically literate: With a charge of 10 volts and a pressure of 93 bar, is the atmosphere of Venus thick/charged enough to allow electrolysis?
If so, is having cathodes in the atmosphere collecting Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium, and Aluminium from the acid drenched surface an option?
Not being a chemist or electrolysis expert, I don’t know for sure the answer, though my gut suggests that it’s probably no. If the lower atmosphere of Venus can carry a charge like that, that’s usually a sign of it being a dielectric material, not an electrolyte like you’d need for electrolysis. Unless I’m missing something. I mostly brought this up, because there are enough other people on here who could answer better than I, ...

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