Not being a Chemist, I decided to read up a little about the Sabatier Process - so stared with a google search..
And came across an interesting New article..
It seems that a newer method of producing Methane from CO2 has just been invented ! (In Feb 2020)
At ‘Weseda University’, by a team lead by Prof Yasushi Sekine, have developed a new method - which they have published in ‘Chemistry Letters’
Which entails Converting CO2 to Methane at relatively low temperatures (around 100 deg C), using electric fields and Ruthenium catalyst on nano particles.
The new method does not seem to have a name yet
It might be an interesting alternative to the Sabatier process..
It would certainly be worth SpaceX asking the Professor to explain more about it..
Here is a link to the article I found.
The appointment was via skype given the corona outbreak so it was rather strange. We initially went over my symptoms which have been life long.
All of my life I've had sluggish bowels, since birth. I've always been rather sickly and unwell. Not ridiculously but always kind of the pale looking guy who would be most likely to catch the flu going around.
Once puberty hit I began to develop serious pain after ejaculation. This still occurs to this day. Every single time. Serious burning and inflammatory pain after sex and now also frequent and sometimes painful urination.
As a kid they didn't know what to do about this, they didn't even believe me at first when all of my water samples came back negative for bacterial infection. I was passed around and eventually diagnosed with non bacterial prostatitis. The diagnosis always seemed sketchy.
Frustratingly, and this was the big nail in the coffin for me, I was thrown on antibiotics long term for 2 years straight. They didn't even help t... keep reading on reddit ➡
My best guess as to what might have happened:
What a major leak of cryogenic liquid methane might look like:
A damaged seal or valve could have flooded cryogenic liquid methane from the upper tank onto the launch pad just after the test fire. Then, based upon this video, it looks like it might have rapidly spread out across the surface, pouring downhill to the right where it would not have necessarily been ignited immediately by the methane flare stack.
As this fluid warmed up above the -259 degree F boiling point it would have vaporized and risen vertically because of the low density of Ch4, probably also condensing any water vapor into a white cloud.
There would have been a build up of this vapor, trapped by the skirt, that would have been heated by the super-hot Raptor engine, which had just completed the test fire. The resulting ignition of vaporized methane would have resu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello there !
Lurker from this subreddit, against my poor heart wishes of course, I keep informed of how things are actually going worldwide.
I've seen the methane release problem everywhere nowadays, and I know its gonna suck. Hard.
But my question is, even if no one really knows, how fast could it go ? And how ? I've seen a lot of "its a 20 year delayed effect" for carbon emission, but will it really go the same way if we release twice the amount already in the atmosphere in, like, a year or two ? Should we expect a temperature and ecosystems destruction spikes in just a few months afterwards ?
Thanks and good luck everyone.
Has anyone else with SIBO and constipation felt the low-FODMAP diet didn't help? I've been on loads of different diets, low yeast, low histamine, low-FODMAP, and now just low carb. I want to believe I can help heal my gut/motility with what I eat, but so far nothing has had the desired effect.
The only time I've felt better in the last 3 years was after being on rifaximin and neomycin (a treatment another doctor later said was overkill for my type of SIBO). I had a week of relief, but it seemed like the relief was just due to the motility the antibiotics, uh, encouraged.
Now I'm back to being bloated, constipated (taking nightly Miralax), still gaining weight, and starving all the time despite my high protein diet. I was starving before the high protein diet, too.
TL;DR: Has anyone had little to no improvement with the low-FODMAP diet? Should I push my doctor about more antibiotic treatments? (Apologies if this is scattered, the brain fog is real today which is why I've come to red... keep reading on reddit ➡
Would a combination of rifaximin + metronidazole be more effective if Partially Hydrolized Guar Gum is added?
SIBO is obviously highly individualistic but I figured I'd like to share my experience on the chance that it may help someone else. Been dealing with SIBO for two years, and had all the classic symptoms, bloating, weight loss, farting, food sensitivities, eczema, brain fog, to name a few. The worst symptom I experienced was interrupted and unrefreshing sleep, which sometimes caused elongated sleeping periods (11 hours+ when symptoms were out of control).
Antiobiotics didn't work for me, but I am now SIBO negative off a strict diet and herbal protocol. YMMV.
Personally, I didn't see the greatest improvement until the combination of NAC + EDTA were introduced (Biofilm reduction, anyone?)
Prokinetic Protocol (slow stool patterns—i.e. non Bristol-stool scale scores of 4, daily) are a sign that prokinetics can help, and did in my case (constipation dominant):
Ginger: 1-2tbsp powder, with every meal, 3x - 4x per day; and before bed.
Triphala: 3g, 2x per day, morning, and evening.... keep reading on reddit ➡
So in the last video Cody said that he would probably compost his waste using mushrooms, but mushrooms alone don't make very good compost. He added that he would treat the waste mycelium using some sort of vermicomposting (black soldier fly larvae, meal worms, maybe red earthworms?) which is a good idea since it can produce feed for the chickens and possibly fish, and a better soil conditioner.
And that got me thinking of other ways to process the mycelium.
Cody made a methane generator before which processed plant based waste and rabbit manure to produce methane (and some other gasses, mainly CO2 and SH2) and liquid fertilizer. The methane would be a valuable fuel to have right now since it can power a generator (or even his truck if converted to burn biogas but that is a tad far right now). The generator would be carbon neutral since it was running on a renewable source of energy and it could increase his "electrical energy budget".
What do you think?
... Has there been one?
I keep seeing apocalyptic posts about methane, but they are normally about very localised hotpots, or unquantified hand waving about long term growth
Global methane levels seem to have been growing slowly and steadily for decades, at a rate representing doubling every few hundred years
True, methane levels are higher than they have been for thousands of years. True, any growth is bad. True, there is the theoretical potential for methane to suddenly become catastrophic
But as far as I can see, global methane levels have not yet started to do anything very different from what they have been doing for decades. Nothing that has been happening recently has been big enough to register globally.
Either I am missing something, or there are some very misleading posts about methane doing the rounds....
For the past year and a half, I've been dealing with hellish symptoms:
Overall, my life has been upended and severely disrupted by this. I went to an internal medicine doc a year ago who diagnosed me with an Ulcer and prescribed Prilosec. Turns out that was incorrect and likely worsened my SIBO
Recently, I was diagnosed with methane SIBO and have been on the following herbal antimicrobial protocol:
I am thinking of trying neem. I seem to react badly to most treatments, so I need to be cautious.
All fuel rich staged combustion engines seem to use hydrogen based on my limited wiki search. I was curious if methane can be used as well considering it’s a cleaner fuel than rp-1
I'm currently on Mars setting up a fuel generator. Everything was going smoothly until I got to transporting the methane gas to the liquefier. No matter what pipe I used, the methane would not leave the synthesizer. Can anyone help me?
I've taken on the task of creating scientifically plausible dragons and as I'm sure anyone who's looked into the subject already knows, traditional dragons are too heavy to fly. However, I'm particularly partial to the theory that they use a methane filled flight bladder to make themselves more buoyant. This brings me to the question though: how much methane would they need to produce and store, how much methane could they afford to lose during flight before they fall out of the sky, and how big could a dragon employing this method grow to be?
Right now in the Permian oil producers just flare nat gas because they don't care for it, causing methane to be released into the atmosphere. But if instead that nat gas is pipelined into electricity plants for proper treatment and usage, does that reduce the amount of methane into the environment? Or is the same thing?
Want to know what treatments worked for people with similar results.
I'm tossing up whether to do the elemental diet as it's the most effective, however I've heard some horror stories from people who say it will actually feed the hydrogen sulfide bacteria. I'm unsure if I have any as it doesn't show up in the test however I suspect I do as my gas has the associated awful sulfur smell. I will talk to my doctor about all this but wanted to hear opinions from this sub too.
Options: 2-3 weeks elemental diet. Herbals to follow if unsuccessful.
Or 3000mg per day berberine, 1000mg per day neem and 600mg per day oregano to treat the hydrogen.
1350mg per day allied to treat the methane.
2 at a time, alternating for 4 weeks each.
Any advice or comments on the above?