"Cell Construction"

Created: June 14 2008
Revised: June 16 2008

This is one method to create Cells for generating Hydrogen that I have used for many years. It is also very useful to make Many other things.

"This Construction Method uses "ABS Plastic", Joined together using "MEK". (Methy Ethyl Keytone)

    Start by Scoring it to get the sizes you want.

    Next, Break it.


    Showing other Side.

    Adding Plate.

    Glue Plate.

    Adding 2nd Plate.

    Showing other Side.

Now Continue adding plates as Needed!

    A Completed 7 plate Series Cell. This Cell was assembled and operating in under 4 hours. Although the ABS doesn't actually Bond to the metal, when assembled as shown, It does create a Tight Seal.

    Another Experimental Series Cell. (Expandable) In my Opinion, Series cells are Better than Parallel cells.

    Making and Using a Thick Glue. Great for Filling In as needed sometimes.

    A Home made Strip Bender for Plastics. And an Example: bending a piece of ABS.

ABS Plastic is Not Clear, Usually its either White or Black in color. It is Usually available in assorted Thickness, up to 1/4 Inch. I usually use .08" to .125" for spacers and either 1/8 or 3/16" for the Case. The Above, Assembly pictures were done just using SCRAPS, just to help show construction.

ABS Plastic will Withstand "REASONABLE Temperatures", But that does NOT Include BOILING WATER. "I recommend you use a Suitable PWM Circuit to Control Heating".

ABS Plastic is somewhat Soft and is easily Scored and broken this way, As seen in the Picture.

It Can be cut on a Table Saw, BUT BE CAREFUL. It Can catch on the Saw Blade, than being thrown and Hurting You! Cutting plastics usually requires a Specal Designed Saw Blade!

After Applying the "MEK" to Glue pieces together, Hold them together until they get fairly well stuck. This only takes a minute.

According to my Research, ABS is very compatable with solutions of Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sulfuric Acid and Hydrochloric Acid. But NOT Nitric Acid. ** I have mostly used Sodium Hydroxide, and Occassionally Potassium hydroxide over long terms with no problems.

Unlike Plexi or Lexan, ABS is Less Likely to Fly Apart in Tiny Sharp Pieces, Should you have an Explosion.

And to Avoid ANY Damage, a Safety Pressure valve is a GOOD IDEA. A Spring loaded Plate on the top, can be easily fabricated.


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