reply to post by paxnatus
If you get it worked out where they will do the test at their expense for it's research value, that's good. The official DOSS test may be what it
would take to convince the skeptics, media and government. However, just for our own information I'm thinking that there has to be some quick and
dirty test we can apply ourselves to at least get an idea if it might be there.
Quoting you: "the chemical compound DOSS or Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Sodium Salt, the chemical property left from the use of Corexit"
I notice a couple of things.
One, DOSS contains sulfur. Since people are talking about yellowish colored rain, that fits. There are lots of things that react with sulfur, so we
might be able to add a chemical reagent to get a specific type of precipitate. Some research and experimentation would be good, particularly on a
sample that is known to have that compound in it. Sulfur is common from other sources of air pollution, too, so we would need to know more than just
that there is some sulfur.
Two, DOSS is a salt. That gives a number of options. A salinity test for one, but that depends on how much is there. Also, most salts will usually
be left behind as the water evaporates. So we let a sample evaporate, and see if maybe we get a yellowish residue, then note the odor or some other
identifiable property of the residue (e.g., maybe a distinctive crystalline structure would be visible with a regular microscope).
So although the official expensive test would be best, there might be some poor man techniques that would do in a pinch, or just to get an idea of
which samples to test further.
succinate: A salt or an ester of succinic acid.
[It's a common ingredient in a number of medicines.]
succinic acid: a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O4, used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.
[Other def. say "naturally occuring", "found widely in nature", etc.]
Doesn't that just wreak of NWO PTB? Big Oil= Chemical Industry = Big Pharma
[edit on 8-7-2010 by ttatw]