Monday, June 8, 2009


I am going to make a BE reactor(Birkland-Eyde). BE reactors are used for making nitric acid out of air, electricity, and water. The basic principle is that you use electricity to strip nitrogen compunds out of the air, then you dissolve these nitrogen compounds into water, leaving you with nitric acid, or HNO3. I will post pictures and diagrams etc. as I go. So far, I have made the electrodes. They take the form of a pair of copper pipes, one inside the other, but not touching. Air will get sucked through it, making it pass through a disc of plasma in the process. From there the air will bubble through a tank of water. Here's a diagram of the electrodes:

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