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Originally posted by iterationzero
Then maybe you should consult with one or do more research before posting things that are unequivocally wrong. Intuitive doesn't mean correct...
2-Butoxyethanol - (Ethylene Glycol) Organic Solvent, (Anti-Freeze) - Toxic.
But 2-butoxyethanol (aka butyl cellosolve, the stuff that gives Windex its characteristic odor) isn't the same thing as ethylene glycol.
2-Butoxyethanol is an organic solvent with the formula BuOC2H4OH (Bu = CH3CH2CH2CH2). It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, ether-like odour. It is a butyl ether of ethylene glycol.
Ethylene glycol is toxic, and ingestion can result in DEATH.
Propylene Glycol - Oil based Solvent, mixes with water at any ratio
"Oil-based solvent"... no, not really.
I mean, sure you could make the argument that because it has a small hydrocarbon backbone,
C3H8O2 or HO-CH2-CHOH-CH3
and crude oil is really just mixed hydrocarbons, that it's "oil-based".
But I could make the same argument that you're oil-based.
It has very minor solvent properties, and those properties are due to it being miscible in both organic solvents (like acetone) and water (by the way, water is a solvent too).
In this application, it's used as a cosolvent to bring together polar molecules (like water) and nonpolar molecules (like long chain hydrocarbons found in oil) so that the nonpolar molecules can be dispersed in a dissimilar solvent.
Organic Sulfonate - Suplhur Based Organic Acid
Again, calling this sulfur-based is like calling you sulfur based.
An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon.
Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, is an organic acid. It is a major constituent of bile and can be found in the lower intestine and, in small amounts, in the tissues of many animals, including humans. Taurine is a derivative of the sulfur-containing (sulfhydryl) amino acid cysteine. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids.
What you would have done if you were the powers that be is based on some faulty reasoning and "intuition", as I'm about to show...
They have a what now? An amino acid
? This shows that you have absolutely no idea what an amino acid is.
There is no nitrogen in any of the compounds in Corexit.
No nitrogen means no amine group. No amine group means it can't possible be an amino acid.
Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids.
And why are you invoking taurine?
And taurine "eats" oil? I don't even know how to respond to that one... what do you mean "eats"? Do you have a reference that it's particularly reactive with oil?
It is a major constituent of bile and can be found in the lower intestine and, in small amounts, in the tissues of many animals, including humans.
Bile or gall is a bitter-tasting, dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver of most vertebrates, that aids the process of digestion of lipids in the small intestine.
Lipids are a broad group of naturally occurring molecules which includes fats, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, phospholipids, and others.
They mix the "Oil" in the water from the spill with the propylene Glycol, they attract each other, the Ethylene Glycol is the catalyst for the sulfonate to convert the BP oil, into MORE Ethylene Glycol.
Well, since there's no ethylene glycol in Corexit, this is already false.
Further, a mixture of DOSS and propylene glycol (or ethylene glycol for that matter) won't "convert" the oil into anything.
I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how surfactants/dispersants work.
Maybe your confusion comes from the layman's term "breaking down", as it was commonly used in news coverage of the spill.
The dispersants used break the large mass of oil down into smaller droplets,
they don't initiate a chemical reaction that breaks down the molecular structures found in oil.
A substance, quite possibly alive,
that converts OIL into ANTI-FREEZE.
Alive? Really? This is so completely fabricated out of thin air that I can't even respond adequately.
There are plenty of good and scientifically valid reasons why Corexit should never have been used in the Gulf spill.
All your post does, with it's use of "intuition" and really bad science, is draw attention away from those good reasons. It ultimately does the people suffering from related health issues a disservice.
Originally posted by condition9
reply to post by SPACEYstranger
You are a total idiot; Do you not understand DEATH, NWO; b. p. OIL kills KILLS ; GET IT!!!! do not dare undermine people's integrity here with your moron responseWHO and I mean WHO can deny the POISON that has killed and GOD knows where this will end!!!!
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