(in electrolysis) the portion of the electrolyte in the immediate vicinity of the anode.

1885–90; ano(de) + (electro)lyte Unabridged
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The anolyte feed manifold is located beneath the cathode bus bar.
Renewal of anolyte to maintain maximum concentration gradient.
The brine is then concentrated to near saturation and fed to the anolyte where chlorine is formed at the anode.
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