How to Make Magnesium With a Lower Carbon Footprint

Magnesium, the metallic element, is too reactive to be found in its unbound, elemental state. Not only does it react with air, but in the presence of acid, its loose electrons are snatched up by acidic ions and liberate hydrogen gas, leaving behind invisible ions of magnesium in solution. A similar but much slower reaction occurs in... Continue Reading →

Odorless Fertilizer from Household Urine

Using an analysis of urine and  some basic arithmetic,  I realized yesterday how many useful compounds we unfortunately flush down the toilet.  Based on the fact that an individual's daily output of urine contains about 3 g of potassium ion, 2.5 grams(g)  of phosphate,  16 g of urea, 3 g of amino acids, a gram of ammonia,  a... Continue Reading →

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