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Fatbergs ftw!!!

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posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 02:34 PM
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hahahaha

ever hear of a fatberg?
did you know its a good fuel source?

super disgusting but cool

en.wikipedia.org...


A fatberg is a congealed lump in a sewer system formed by the combination of non-biodegradable solid matter such as wet wipes with grease or cooking fat



In sewers carrying alkaline fluids, lipids can become calcified and solid.[3] In addition to wet wipes and fat, fatbergs may also contain other items which do not break apart or dissolve when flushed down the toilet, such as sanitary napkins, cotton buds, needles[4] and condoms, as well as food waste washed down kitchen sinks.[1][5][6] The resulting lumps of congealed material can be as strong as concrete, and require specialist equipment to remove.



In some areas, such as London, fat blocked in a sewer can react with the lining of the pipe and undergo saponification, converting the oil into a solid, soaplike substance


little soap action. fight club style


Fatbergs have been considered as a source of fuel,[8] specifically biogas.[9] The majority of a fatberg uncovered in Whitechapel, London, in 2017, weighing 130 tonnes (130,000 kg) and stretching more than 250 metres (820 ft), was successfully converted into biodiesel.


130 tonnes. thats crazy

just wondered if anyone heard of these

obviously # gets stuck in the sewers but i had no idea there is a term for it and that it can get so big.

here is one the size of a whale found in detroit





posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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THAR SHE BLOWS!!!



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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I know someone who is getting a new nickname.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23

I know someone who is getting a new nickname.


I thought the same thing but does he really need another one?



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Be nice to your mother.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: skunkape23

Be nice to your mother.






They found one in suburban Detroit not too long ago, 100 feet long by 11 feet wide & 6 feet tall.
www.fox2detroit.com...

Regardless of size, they're still disgusting. I didn't know they could be converted into biofuel though, so that's a cool silver lining.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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You think that is interesting check this link out and read the first paragraph and pay especial attention to the last 5 or so words of the paragraph!


en.wikipedia.org...


There is also a berg that was found in London that may have been bigger, I don't remember how big it was, but it was huge too.
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posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
You think that is interesting check this link out and read the first paragraph and pay especial attention to the last 5 or so words of the paragraph!


en.wikipedia.org...


There is also a berg that was found in London that may have been bigger, I don't remember how big it was, but it was huge too.


oh dude

this is better than the fatberg


illicit cooking oil which has been recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and sewage from sewer drains



It is estimated that up to one in every ten lower-market restaurant meals consumed in China is prepared with gutter oil


^^^^^^


cant wait for my wife to get home from work to share this gem with her

thank you



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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My god.
I’m at work, we got a camp kitchen and everything is greasy here.
I can only imagine the burg these bastards got cooking up.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
You think that is interesting check this link out and read the first paragraph and pay especial attention to the last 5 or so words of the paragraph!


en.wikipedia.org...


There is also a berg that was found in London that may have been bigger, I don't remember how big it was, but it was huge too.


oh dude

this is better than the fatberg


illicit cooking oil which has been recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and sewage from sewer drains



It is estimated that up to one in every ten lower-market restaurant meals consumed in China is prepared with gutter oil


^^^^^^


cant wait for my wife to get home from work to share this gem with her

thank you


There are videos by some US news shows that cover this issue, so if you want to really get the full effect and imagery then it is out there. Too bad there isn't smell-o-vision yet! I think Vice News may have covered this a while ago. It may have been associated with a story on Biodiesel (which it can be made into). I think the story was that biofuel prices were rising b/c people were using the gutter grease for cooking instead of making biodiesel with it. I remember the video of a guy coming up out of a manhole with this nasty bucket.



for those that don't know, any fat, animal, vegetable (and other??), can be used as a fuel (burnt directly) and all can be converted to biofuel/diesel it's just different fats need diff amounts of processing and make different amounts of byproduct (glycerine). Even if it's been used, it is still the same thing and doesn't get "used up" or change composition until it burns (or evaporates as smoke).
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posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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Is this cardboard based food-thing fried in organic gutter butter?



posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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I've heard of fatburgs. All those kebabs shops and other fast food places just drip fat down the drains like it's water. British sewer systems weren't designed for that and relied on the rainwater to wash away blockages...

It was possible to adapt car engines to burn chip fat, though the exhaust fumes did have a chippy-shop smell as the car went along. In some African countries, they use the oil in step-down transformers for the road-side grills...



posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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Hmm I wonder what it tastes like?



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