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Old 12-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
Pahinh Winh
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Dakota
dragonfly01 And Besides..

the methane can be used to heat the composters, so there's no net load on the petroleum in the ground.. We'll never get away from having an impact on the biosphere - there are no true islands, after all. But I wonder how the compostumblers are heated - and once the process begins, since composting is exothermic, is external heating required? If it isn't, is there a way to "dose" the compostumbler so the reaction starts quickly, after which time sunlight &/or insulation might decrease the need for further thermal encouragement?
No matter how I look at it, the concept is exciting.
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