how do i make ethanol gel
Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:44 PM
Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:58 PM
For what purpose?
Well if you freeze it to -80C or colder it gets viscous like a gel. Otherwise you can add glycerol to it to thicken it quite a bit.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 02:58 AM
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:52 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 04:51 PM
I have good reasons for asking.
Posted 3 January 2007 - 07:33 PM
Posted 3 January 2007 - 09:27 PM
Posted 4 January 2007 - 07:08 PM
The Ethanol Is 95% Alcohol
in that case use Xanthan gum as the thickening agents, it`ll bind with the water AND the alc (it binds with oils too).
Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:01 AM
i want to start making ethanol on a small scale and was wondering how to get it to gel.
I have already been in touch with different sites , however, am still having the problem of making the gel on the small scale for dometic use, using the much excess ethanol produce in uganda, the problem is finding the appropriate gelling (thickening).agent .
I look foward for your attention.
Posted 17 February 2007 - 11:57 PM
Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:59 AM
The first time I used crushed eggshell soaked in cleaning vinegar for a couple of weeks, filtered the solution and evaporated it to get the calcium acetate solution. Then I added that to ethanol until it gelled. I think the proportions Invader_Gir posted are correct. I just added enough to the alcohol until it turned into a gel. The second time I reacted pure calcium carbonate with the vinegar to make the acetate. Both times it worked well. And it burnt just as good as the commercial product. Although the eggshell method gave off a bit different smell due to impurities.
Posted 7 March 2007 - 04:57 PM
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:42 PM
Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:30 PM
To gel ethanol, one of several methods used is to mix the ethanol with abt 1% calcium acetate ( egg shell in vinegar).
hope it helps
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