0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
... it would also concentrate the magnesium and sulfur to 2.1% and 1.44% respectively, along with .64% Potassium & Calcium and .11% Bromine as these elements are found in sea water. Would these elements have an impact on the electrolysis?
The Mg2+ cation is the second most abundant cation in seawater (occurring at about 12% of the mass of sodium there), which makes seawater and sea-salt an attractive commercial source of Mg. To extract the magnesium, calcium hydroxide is added to seawater to form magnesium hydroxide precipitate. MgCl2 + Ca(OH)2 → Mg(OH)2 + CaCl2Magnesium hydroxide (brucite) is insoluble in water so it can be filtered out