Development of an Electrolytic Cell Using Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Water as an Electrolyte for Perimeter Lighting


  • Favis Joseph C. Balinado , Christian Averion , Fritz Cedrick Mendoza , Francis Jose Ortiz


This study is to develop a prototype device that used to convert chemical energy into electrical energy through
electrolysis process. On the other hand, it is used to harness energy using fermented buko juice in order to recharge
the battery and restore electrical energy. This study presents the design and development of a typical lamp supplied
by a non-conventional power source - a battery that uses buko juice as electrolyte solution. With the use of fermented
buko juice, the device provides the electrical energy that light up the lamp. Development of an electrolytic cell using
coconut (Cocos Nucifera) water as an electrolyte for perimeter lighting is a new type of emergency lamp that relies
on the spontaneous redox reactions taking place in the galvanic cells of the battery as the electrical power source.
The generated energy of the fermented buko juice battery depends on the amount of electrolytes, the size of the
electrodes, their distance from each other, and the variety, concentration, and time length of fermentation of buko
juice. This device serves as an alternative source of energy that is cheap, actually almost free, clean, and accessible
to everyone at least in the Philippines there are many coconut tree. This can be used as the alternative electrical
supply during emergencies, like storms, and other calamities, but is also beneficial even in ordinary days.