"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 2, 2010
Psychrophiles produce first gas
Our psychrophilic digestor in the cold room (#1) has started producing flammable biogas today (yay), disproving the hypothesis that you must feed the mud before production starts, but psych in the warm room (#4) has stopped, as has meso in the warm room (#6). Treatments 3 (meso cold) and 5 (mix, warm) are still chugging away.