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Cool Solution To Clean Up The Gulf Oil

Hits: 21863 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Science | Added by: CrakrJak
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mikeacello
Male, 18-29, Western US
 112 Posts
Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:07:04 AM
I was honestly freaked the drat out when the person that cut my hair told me that it would be sent to the gulf to soak up oil...

vooper
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 110 Posts
Saturday, June 12, 2010 4:11:01 PM
BOOMER!

Trumple07
Male, 13-17, Europe
 425 Posts
Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:18:20 AM
But....the oil is still flowing out?

jayme21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 389 Posts
Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:17:18 AM
http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-reason-hay-wont-work-to-remove.html

More reasons why Hay is a seriously bad idea

jayme21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 389 Posts
Saturday, June 12, 2010 9:51:27 AM
There are many more efficient and effective oil absorbents and dispersants than hay that are also more efficient to transport. Hay absorbs water other dispersants only absorb the oil.

After getting the hay out there ships aren't equipped to get it back up, so you also assume all the hay will wash ashore, which is simply an unsupportable assumption. One of the worries about the spill is that it may get carried across the Atlantic by the Gulf stream. The last thing we needs is 40K tns of oil clinging to millions of tons of hay floating across the ocean toward Europe.

Earl_Grey
Female, 18-29, Canada
 131 Posts
Saturday, June 12, 2010 9:06:22 AM
what about the oil that's underneath the water? it's a good idea, though, but it won't get all the oil. it's better than anything that bp is trying though.

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Saturday, June 12, 2010 3:12:32 AM
Couldn't be any worse than golf balls.

handys003
Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 5:37:01 PM
Well djcs....why doesn't BP use your Australian brilliant method!? That not only makes the rednecks dumb, but the Dutch, British, and Arabs etc.... also. You ever thought that maybe these oil companies did do the research and found it to be failure on mass usage! Arrogant f**k!

Septemberex
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 653 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 3:15:56 PM
"What do you do with the oil-soaked hay/straw?"

B-| Well, if you'd been listening, they say you could burn it for fuel.

I think this is an amazing idea and these men should be commended!

xtreme_dude
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1376 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 9:58:57 AM
It is going to take a while to get all of the oily hay out of the ocean.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13477 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 8:37:50 AM
What do you do with the oil-soaked hay/straw?




Give it all to me so I can devise a way to make it into fuel pellets and become filthy rich!

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3485 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 5:56:53 AM
@djcs Apparently you are as biased as you are ignorant. Enretech Australasia Pty Ltd utilizes, and I quote from their website, "a cellulose waste stream from the cotton industry". How the hell do you propose we grow enough cotton to make that a viable solution?

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3485 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 5:53:34 AM
Biomass Energy for kids

They rednecks in the video already came up with a viable solution as to what to do with the oil soaked hay. Biomass Energy Plants can be utilized, to not only get rid of the hay and provide a lot of semi-free energy, but also produce that energy greener than coal fired plants.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3485 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 5:50:19 AM
Oldollie, "Great idea! Now, all we have to do is figure out how we are going to come up with half a million tons of hay. (I did the math.)"

Your not very good at math then.. lets us double your estimate. 1 million tons of hay is 10k round bales.

Kentucky Hay Saves Florida Cattle

Note: Florida's normal hay production alone is over half a million tons a year.

The problem isn't growing the hay, the problem is transporting it to the gulf.

pixiechick81
Female, 30-39, Canada
 839 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 5:19:17 AM
@djcs

In what way does this make them stupid? They are attempting a solution to a catastrophe that seems to have possibilities. If the company you spoke of is so reputable and effective why are they not in the gulf cleaning up the mess.

djcs
Male, 30-39, Australia
 10 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 2:04:08 AM
They are idiots.
I get really frustrated when i see crap like like this. There is a company in Moss Vale, Australia, called Enretech(tell em DJ sent ya ;), that already has an environmentally friendly solution for capturing and disposal of oil spills. Any decent fuel station or mechanical workshop in Australia will have one of their spill kits.
Why try and reinvent the wheel. These guys have done it and proven that it works.
Too many stupid ppl in the world thinking they have "The Solution" without doin the research first.

DJ

pandabear21
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 150 Posts
Friday, June 11, 2010 12:00:48 AM
last time i promise learn about farming hay and straw aren't the same thing. jackass. (j@ck@ss)

pandabear21
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 150 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:56:17 PM
also n70 thank you for knowing about science and buoyancy we should kill all the stupid people we would be better off without them.

pandabear21
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 150 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:50:14 PM
@razlem what do they do with all the sea water contaminated oil and the dish soap filled oil they wash off seagulls? wash it down the drain? I'm serious someone please tell me. with a link to a reputable source of information.

N70
Female, 18-29, Australia
 32 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:43:28 PM
@trippyhippy9
How would the oil-soaked hay sink? Both elements are lighter than water.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14515 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 11:24:38 PM
Great idea! Now, all we have to do is figure out how we are going to come up with half a million tons of hay. (I did the math.)

MrsPoods
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 549 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:12:04 PM
Yeah, this is cool and all, but we need to stop the leak first.

trippyhippy9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 562 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:35:51 PM
Trying to clean this up with hay would kill more sea life than it would save. Hay will float, but hay soaked with oil will not.

razlem
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 534 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:29:36 PM
This does not solve the problem. The problem is a mile underwater, not on the surface.

What do you do with the oil-soaked hay/straw?


Spider_sol
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1454 Posts
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:26:25 PM
Sure, it works small scale, and yes, there are some places with an overabundance of hay, but it's not practical large scale. That round bale picture you posted will pick up about a quart of oil, if that. It is gushing thousands of gallons. I'll admit, it'd be a good way to clean up a little bit, but let's focus on STOPPING THE LEAK!

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