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Horizon Bio-Energy Discovery Kit

Order code: FCJJ-22
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Base price  $214.00    
Scientrific's price  $187.00    
Educational special   $171.00
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Demonstrates the latest in fuel cell technology using ethanol as a fuel. The fuel cell kit directly converts chemical energy in ethanol (alcohol) to electrical energy without combustion. The device can run non-stop for hours, providing an amazing demonstration of next-generation bio-fuel cell technology. Included in the box is a renewable energy education manual as well as an experiment guide. Discover the possibilities today!

Horizon’s direct ethanol fuel cell consists of a small chamber within which the ethanol solution (90% water, 10% ethanol, similar to wine in alcoholic content) is in contact with the cell’s membrane on the anode side, while the cathode is open to the ambient air. Electricity is produced as the alcohol solution slowly oxidises to vinegar. Once this process is completed, a purge mechanism allows more ethanol to flow into the reaction chamber, simultaneously expelling the waste products.

The experiment set and desktop fan is able to run for 8 - 12 hours with a few drops of ethanol. It is possible to experiment with any kind of primary alcohol solution between 10-15%.

Manual included for set up and experiments.

For ages 12 and up

• Create electricity from ethanol and water
• Exploring polarity
• Ethanol fuel consumption
• Exploring the effect of varying fuel concentrations
• Create electricity from wine or beer
• Exploring the effects of temperature

Last edited 17th May 2019

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU187 - Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions - Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates
ACSSU190 - Physical Sciences - Energy Conservation - Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
ACSSU229 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion - The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics
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