electrolysis electrolysis  /ɪ ˌlɛk ˈtrɑ lə səs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
  2. (n) removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root

Usage(s):

  1. An additional process, now being perfected at Boulder City, is electrolysis.
  2. You can take the energy from the wind and use the electricity in the process of electrolysis, separate the hydrogen from the oxygen and store the hydrogen and use it in vehicles.
  3. You can take the energy from the wind and use the electricity in the process of electrolysis, separate the hydrogen from the oxygen and store the hydrogen and use it in vehicles.

News

  • Polymer-coated catalyst protects 'artificial leaf'

    One option is to use the electrical energy generated inside solar cells to split water by means of electrolysis, in the process yielding hydrogen that can be used for a storable fuel.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  • "Someone's gonna invent a car that you can dump water right in. It will have a battery storage system like a hybrid and that will be used with electrolysis to convert water to hydrogen right on-site and you'll be able to run it with water and it'll...
    on Jul 29, 2009 By: Jesse James Source: Los Angeles Times

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