I am an amateur hobby electronics enthusiast , and given the situation , I too am trying to make a contactless hand Sanitizing system like everyone else. My project requires a 36V DC solenoid valve to be actuated through the arduino momentarily for the sanitizer to drop. Obviously I will be using a relay module to electrically isolate both the circuits. But I don't have a 36 V DC adapter . So what is the best way to power up the solenoid valve? Batteries are available to me right now? How do I calculate how many 9v batteries do I need ? How many AH would they require ? Would they get drained too fast?
Batteries are going to be annoying because they're run out and have to be recharged/replaced. A mains power supply would be easier to "set and forget.
I did a google search on "36V DC power supply" and found a 4A power supply from "Alitove" on Amazon for $22.99 US. That should be fine. (Assuming you are somewhere with 120VAC mains power. If you live somewhere with 240VAC mains power you would need a different unit, but since I found one, I would expect a google search in your region would find one for your area.)
I would suggest using a logic-level MOSFET transistor + flyback diode to switch your DC power. That's easier to do than a relay (That would require another power supply.)