Friday, July 15, 2016

[vfyiacyf] Generating surplus oxygen

Consider generating electricity using combustion (a common method), of course consuming oxygen in combustion.  Then, use that electricity to perform electrolysis of water, generating oxygen.  Can there be a net positive production of oxygen?  Such technology would be useful on a fossil fuel powered submarine.

Alternatively, instead of electrolysis, use the generated electricity to power some machinery which extracts dissolved oxygen from seawater, like the gills of a fish.  Can this be net positive?

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