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Homemade Benchtop Gas Generator


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Sean Michael Ragan on makeprojects.com
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Homemade benchtop gas generator for oxygen, acetylene, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide gases. Based on Petrus Jacobus Kipp's design. Constructed out of PVC pipes and couplings, and featuring a radial design on the lower coupling. A plastic screen separates the reaction chamber from the reagent chamber. Gases generated by the reactions exit through the hose barb.
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Nov 15, 2013 3:30 PM
DIYer
Thanks for the comment, Old Fool. If someone does go ahead and build this gas generator, he/she would have been forewarned.
Jun 11, 2012 6:47 AM
Old Fool
This one scares the hell out of me. No it is not the hydrogen gas production mentioned, it is the H2S - hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide - H2S is a huge health risk, as first you smell it, but soon you can't smell it and are unaware of its presence. Even low levels are pose a large health risk. @ Higher levels death may occur. Please be fully aware of any chemical reactions you may initiate may and can kill you. PLEASE READ ABOUT H2S: http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurricane_Facts/hydrogen_sulfide_fact.pdf
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DIY Benchtop Gas Generator - comment on how to build a Benchtop Gas Generator - 2 comments
DIYer says:
Nov 15, 2013 3:30 PM
Thanks for the comment, Old Fool. If someone does go ahead and build this gas generator, he/she would have been forewarned.

Old Fool says:
Jun 11, 2012 6:47 AM
This one scares the hell out of me. No it is not the hydrogen gas production mentioned, it is the H2S - hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide - H2S is a huge health risk, as first you smell it, but soon you can't smell it and are unaware of its presence. Even low levels are pose a large health risk. @ Higher levels death may occur. Please be fully aware of any chemical reactions you may initiate may and can kill you. PLEASE READ ABOUT H2S: http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurricane_Facts/hydrogen_sulfide_fact.pdf

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