I want to dissolve iron scraps electrolytically; that is turn them into Fe++ for easy disposal. I want to use Sulfuric acid as electrolyte. What voltage DC should I use per Kg of Iron, and would graphite be OK for one of the terminals?
It is environmentally very unlucky way to dispose iron and cannot
Btw, it cca 3 400 000 C/kg, i.e. cca 960 Ah/kg, so about 2-3 kWh/kg.
Considering price of electricity and acid ( almost 2 kg of pure
acid per kg of iron )
it would be very expensive disposal, aside of the fact you replace
one type of waste by much worse waste.
Poutnik ( the Wanderer )