"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Psychrophile preliminary results
Interestingly, only the psychrophilic digestors (HDPE design #'s 1 and 4 and telescoping design #7) are producing gas; all the others with mesophiles (even the mixes) have stopped. Could temperature explain this? Meanwhile, we built a system for Harbor Pizza today that we will deliver tomorrow and load with effluent from the producing reactors.