Definition of electrolyse in English:


Line breaks: elec¦tro|lyse
Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɛktrəlʌɪz
(US electrolyze)


[with object]
  • Subject to or treat by electrolysis: when you electrolyse water it splits into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen
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    • The plan is to build several huge wind turbines that would produce electricity to electrolyse water and to liquefy the hydrogen for transport.
    • The cartridge consisting of multiple mesh electrodes arranged transversely to imposed water flow electrolyzes passing water when energized.
    • The substance being electrolyzed must be an electrolyte, a liquid that contains positive and negative ions and therefore is able to conduct electricity.



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  • With state-of-the-art electrolyzers, about 55 kWh will be needed to manufacture the energy content of a gallon of gasoline in the form of gaseous hydrogen.
  • The hydrogen electrolyzer, a long-lived fuel cell, and fuel-tank technology are not fully developed.
  • Solar panels and wind generators also deliver electricity to power the electrolyzer, which can produce more hydrogen, whether the boat is underway, at dockside or even unattended on a mooring.


mid 19th century: from electrolysis, on the pattern of analyse.

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