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jdieck
10/27/2006, 05:03 PM
I am just wondering.... if rotten egg smell out of the skimmate is Hydrogen Sulfide potentially mixed with some Methane and if so what will they turn into when reacted with Ozone?

Are we turning the skimmate into sulphuric acid? Can the methane; if any, plus the carbon filtration plus Ozone could mean a fire or as boomer would say a "boooom" hazard?

coralfish
10/27/2006, 05:29 PM
Sounds like a good episode of Myth Busters...

PatrickJ
10/27/2006, 07:27 PM
something should of happend by now

jdieck
10/27/2006, 07:45 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8429821#post8429821 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by PatrickJ
something should of happend by now

Well, I was just going trough some safety material for my next in turn safety presentation about handling gases and after watching a video of carbon steel becoming flamable and basically vaporizing in an Oxygen atmpsphere it really got me thinking about what I have in my basement.

Randy Holmes-Farley
10/28/2006, 08:05 AM
Ozone does react with hydrogen sulfide in the gas phase to produce sulfur dioxide, which can hydrate to sulfuric acid. Alternatively, sulfide ion (S--) reacts to form sulfate in water:

http://www.watertechonline.com/article.asp?IndexID=6634427

http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jpchax/1975/79/i08/f-pdf/f_j100575a004.pdf?sessid=6006l3

I don't think the amount of methane produced from skimmate is enough for a fire hazard, but if you get some to light, let us know. :D

jdieck
10/28/2006, 12:34 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8431808#post8431808 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Randy Holmes-Farley
Ozone does react with hydrogen sulfide in the gas phase to produce sulfur dioxide, which can hydrate to sulfuric acid. Alternatively, sulfide ion (S--) reacts to form sulfate in water:

http://www.watertechonline.com/article.asp?IndexID=6634427

http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jpchax/1975/79/i08/f-pdf/f_j100575a004.pdf?sessid=6006l3

I don't think the amount of methane produced from skimmate is enough for a fire hazard, but if you get some to light, let us know. :D

Thanks Randy,
So basically the most I could have is some traces of suplhuric acid in the condensation formed inside the exaust carbon of my waste collector.

Regarding the methane tanks for the advice. I'll try not to work around the Ozone after a heavy dinner with chilli and beans :lol:

Randy Holmes-Farley
10/28/2006, 01:09 PM
:lol:

Good luck with that!