"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.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Homemade Acetate Heater Pad
Given that the methanogens primary feedstock is acetate, I'm seeing if I can culture them more rapidly by feeding them acetate directly. But where to get a constant source of acetate? Why vinegar and baking soda, of course. And while we're at it, we can make heater pads too (not to mention solar storage media!). I love instructables!