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  • #2209
    AvatarTransmute
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    Glenn Millam,

    Confidence no matter from whom does not mean something is likely. Like I said the claims from your products sound vary impressive and if they are proven someday I

    #2234
    AvatarDuke Leto
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    It’s all intellectual masturbation until there’s a prototype.

    #2237
    AvatarTransmute
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    Well there is some mental jacking off here Duke Leto, but here is an example of hydrogenated pyrolysis production (like I have been saying), actually its hydrogenated gasification but the inputs and outputs are the same.
    http://www.greencarcongress.com/2007/03/researchers_pro.html#more
    So its is in fact being looked at, the only problem is the need for energy to make hydrogen, in this case its assumed solar or nuclear power providesthe energy, and I would put my bets on solar as it is now.

    #2238
    AvatarDuke Leto
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    But I like intellectual masturbation!

    It can be so hard to get some decent intellectual intercourse going these days.

    #2243
    AvatarTransmute
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    Well it would be nice if there was a place were we could get into a intellectual orgy of somekind on a regular bases, but such a place is rare.

    #2244
    AvatarDuke Leto
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    Just have to get our intellectual porn from Wikipedia then.

    #2245
    AvatarTransmute
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    Wiki is not a very good source of knowledge, unless you don’t care about accuracy or bias. See http://www.wikitruth.info.

    #2246
    AvatarDuke Leto
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    What, and Porn is now an accurate representation of sex?

    Seriously though I’m quite alive to the faults in the entire concept, but what really irritates me is the incredible sloppiness of the editing interfaceand the storage and searching systems.

    #2247
    AvatarTransmute
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    If you want really inaccurate (badly drawn as well) porn: 4chan is that way –>

    #2296
    AvatarGlenn Millam
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    Duke Leto wrote: If it’s ok, Glenn, can you look at my other thread on repurposing coal mines? I know keeping jobs in mining communities is a major concern of yours.

    Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I hope you didn’t think I ignored you. (This goes out to Reswan as well.) Business as been good so far this year, so good that I am one sleep-depravated hombre. Hence I didn’t have a lot of time on my hands. But thinks are cooling down and I hope to devote more efforts towards this site and fulfilling my promises to Reswan. Let me check out that thread.

    #2364
    AvatarTorulf
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    Here is a new technology for making gas and plastic from CO2 threw solar energy.
    http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/18582/
    I think it cloud become more powerful with fusion.
    This may also be relevant.
    http://www.livescience.com/technology/070501_carbon_capture.html

    #2365
    Avatarannodomini2
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    Torulf wrote: This may also be relevant.
    http://www.livescience.com/technology/070501_carbon_capture.html

    The only argument I would have with that is as you pass the air through the machine I would guess you would have to compress it, which heats the air, possibly offsetting the benefit.

    #2366
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    Torulf,

    It would become useless if ultra-cheap fusion comes around, because its would be easier to use electricity instead of light (this does not forbid ultra cheap photovoltaics). It would work like this: a reversible scrubber would remove CO2 from air or water and provide pure CO2 to the next stage. CO2 would be converted into CO (+O2) with electricity or CH4 (using hydrogen), CH4 or CO and H2 would be polymerized using Fischer-Tropsch process or free radical chemistry. I’m not sure if I mentioned this before but a F2 reactor would make a nifty free radical polymerizer: all you need to do is cool the reactor with light hydrocarbons (CH4) and the x-ray flux will polymerize it into oil and hydrogen (the hydrogen can be extracted via a proton membrane and feed back into the second stage.)

    The CO2 capturing device produces one thing not mentioned: waste and lots of it! Once you absorb the CO2 what do you do with it, shove it somewhere? My problem with carbon sequestering is that no one wants to pay to sequester CO2, its would be better if CO2 could be made into a product like oil which turned into plastic and composites both sequesters carbon and makes a profit.

    #2368
    AvatarTorulf
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    Here somting about a plasma method for turning garbage ito fule and glas.

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/science/873aae7bf86c0110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html

    #2369
    AvatarTransmute
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    Yes plasma conversion seems vary feasible, with or without cheap fusion. It

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