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BioFuel: fuel cells of lesser god? Answered

I was just reading one of the biochemistry articles I have, and noticed that urea, the main componant of urine, has an extra, and not so tightly bound hydrogen atom attached to it.  

I am thinking renewable fuel cell fuel here, but other then smell, are there any other draw backs to using this?  I mean, I realize the salt content may or may not be a bit hard on metal parts etc. ..  Feed back welcome !

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caitlinsdad (author)2011-08-24

The sample above says that you might be pregnant.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

The single sample? or the COW samples (multiple bottles) :-P

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2011-08-25

I shudder to think about it.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

Yes, it is udderly disturbing....

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2011-08-25

yup, best not to mill about and just graze on the topic.

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Lithium Rain (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

I've heard about contaminated milk but this is just ridiculous.

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2011-08-25

as long as you don't kick the bucket or buy the farm.

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

Dairy me, are we milking another source of puns?

You know how cheesy they can get...

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caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2011-08-25

Casein point, don't know when it's gonna curdle.

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Lithium Rain (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

Stop spoiling it or we'll have to put you out to pasteurize.

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2011-08-25

. Nacho says "I did not cut the cheese. The dog did it."

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

Dogs have no thumbs so he can't hold a knife, so I think you're pullin my leg on this one.

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RedneckEngineer (author)Goodhart2011-08-25

You curd be right on that one.

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Whey that is, it just doesn't seem to hold water.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-25

Taint my problem if you can't hold your water......but I still think it lac-tose elements of truth I knew from years ago.

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PKM (author)Goodhart2011-08-26

I've skimmed this thread and I have to say, I'm not amoosed. Don't you heifer job to be doing? Let's try and steer the conversation back to the original topic. I herd you can use urea in fuel cells, no bull...

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caitlinsdad (author)PKM2011-08-26

If you want to look in the henhouse, there are yolks of a different kind. So let's moove along.

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Not to nag but don't you mean that's a horse of a differant color?

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Goodhart (author)RedneckEngineer2011-08-26

Does that mean urine the doghouse, for raiding the henhouse, while riding a horse of a different color???

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2011-08-27

If you just gait to the facts, you wouldn't jump to such conclusions.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-27

This probably should be both harnessed and bridled for another time....

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RedneckEngineer (author)Goodhart2011-08-27

But if we hobble this now we could become lame and need put down. I'd hate to be stuck like glue for only horseing around.

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Goodhart (author)RedneckEngineer2011-08-27

Well if this isn't dressage(d) up a bit more, we may fall into the "hazard" and get all cavaletti about it.

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2011-08-28

Since we are at a full trot, the gallop polls may indicate that we should pull in the reins on this one.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2011-08-28

Yeah, I am sure neither one of us want to become a gelding, because of this lame discourse, and "lunging" pun-ology. Do you think you can wean yourself from this? ;-)

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2011-08-28

Unless someone else comes along and gets up in the saddle, this pony will be riding into the sunset.

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I canter believe we've beat this dead horse as long as we have. I think I'll crop it short here.

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iceng (author)2011-08-24

NPR scientist said they make Oxygen and Hydrogen for lab experiments.
No more ice crystals passing by the down camera.

Years ago NASA would video the world as they orbited and show it on my TV.
Then the high speed thingy zapped past the camera and NASA said it was
ice or any other thing but what it looked like, and my pleasant observation
of our world from orbit was cut right out of my tax dollar.

Alex

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Goodhart (author)iceng2011-08-25

:-) Ah well, the good ole days, eh? LOL

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Kiteman (author)2011-08-25

You know how you have a great idea, all your own, and then find out somebody beat you to it?

Guess what?

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2011-08-25

Oh I doubted that I was the first to come up with it, I just hadn't had time to research it and see if anyone had. Thanks for that. I also today got my WIRED mag, and there is a blurb in there about this very use..... :-) tis the curse of not having a "school-style" education, but picking things up as you go.....we are normally LATE with great ideas....

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