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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby bernard » February 22nd, 2015, 1:42 pm

Bernard's answer was more or less what I was looking for, but you could always type out a response synthesized from those two great links, too :P
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 22nd, 2015, 7:25 pm

Oh right! Explain the process of fission reactions in a nuclear reactor.
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby labchick » February 25th, 2015, 3:57 pm

I'll give it a shot.
When a neutron is absorbed by a fissile atom, typically Uranium 235, the nucleus splits into two. This releases gamma radiation and heat energy, which is used to heat water into steam to drive a turbine. The turbine powers a generator, which produces electricity.

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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 25th, 2015, 5:11 pm

Yep!
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby labchick » March 2nd, 2015, 10:02 am

Sweet! Guess it's my turn to ask now. Describe the process of bioremediation, and name three situations it would be useful for cleaning up.

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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » March 2nd, 2015, 2:02 pm

Bioremediation is using biological organisms to clean up human wastes.

1. Cleaning water so it can be used safely
2. Cleaning up ecosystems that human activity has damaged
3. Ex situ cleanup
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby varunscs11 » March 14th, 2015, 9:23 pm

Bioremediation is the process by which organisms are used to break down a pollutant. Typically, microorganisms such as bacteria are used due to their quick reproduction, manipulability, and short lifetimes. The organism is introduced to the location of the pollutant and the organism should break down that pollutant. It is crucial that research be done into the ecology of the introduced organism so that the introduced organism does not disturb the ecosystem (cough cough Cane Toads).
1. Oil Spills
2. Invasive control (ex Phorid flies for control of RIFA)
3. Pest Control (ex. theoretical use of Cane Toads before they wreaked havoc)
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby darkdeserthighway » March 21st, 2015, 10:59 am

Bioremediation is the process by which organisms are used to break down a pollutant. Typically, microorganisms such as bacteria are used due to their quick reproduction, manipulability, and short lifetimes. The organism is introduced to the location of the pollutant and the organism should break down that pollutant. It is crucial that research be done into the ecology of the introduced organism so that the introduced organism does not disturb the ecosystem (cough cough Cane Toads).
1. Oil Spills
2. Invasive control (ex Phorid flies for control of RIFA)
3. Pest Control (ex. theoretical use of Cane Toads before they wreaked havoc)
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby varunscs11 » March 23rd, 2015, 6:19 pm

What is a natural source of VOCs?
Name a Superfund site other than Love Canal.
How/Where does Aluminum bioaccumulate in aquatic organisms?
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Re: Green Generation B/C

Postby SHSciOlyTG » March 23rd, 2015, 7:12 pm

Chemicals containing hydrogen (H), carbon (C) and possibly other elements, that evaporate easily, are known (with the exception of methane (CH4)) as volatile organic compounds.


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