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Solar stills
as ideas, all of those look doable.
the key things are going to be suitable materials, control of v ...
9-9-2021 at 11:11
by: macckone
Border between inorganic and organic chemistry ?
I use this definition, If the chemistry is manipulating carbon-carbon bonds then it is clearly organ ...
8-9-2021 at 07:10
by: macckone
Solar stills
I agree with Herr Haber, PVC or polyethylene is going to be poor choice for distilling naphtha in ad ...
8-9-2021 at 06:53
by: macckone
Solar stills
tsjerk,

naphtha is a mixture and different naphtas have different boiling points and component pr ...
8-9-2021 at 06:52
by: macckone
Solar stills
Copper tubing comes in a lot of sizes.

For a condenser tube you probably want something bigger to ...
7-9-2021 at 11:15
by: macckone
Birkeland-Eyde reactor for making nitric acid.
Looks very professional.
For a home system, the biggest thing I have found is cooling the absorptio ...
7-9-2021 at 10:46
by: macckone
Setups for burning liquid form aromatic waste
A waste oil burning furnace for melting metal are in common use.
The waste oil burners may not be i ...
5-9-2021 at 12:50
by: macckone
Solar stills
copper is going to work better for naphtha.
You can also use black steel.
You can get prethreaded ...
5-9-2021 at 12:20
by: macckone
Hand vacuum pump vs mechanical
Yes. Small pumps are more for containment than BP reduction.
4-9-2021 at 10:43
by: macckone
Making a scrubber to clean NO2 gas from vacuum distillation of HNO3
NO is significantly less dangerous than NO2.
If the purpose is more HNO3, then that is important.
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4-9-2021 at 10:32
by: macckone
Making a scrubber to clean NO2 gas from vacuum distillation of HNO3
Hints for NO2 absorbion:
It is a liquid below 21C.
Cold hydrogen peroxide will rapidly convert it ...
31-8-2021 at 22:25
by: macckone
Hand vacuum pump vs mechanical
I use a modified aquarium pump for vacuum filtration.
I have both an aspirator set up and a single ...
31-8-2021 at 22:14
by: macckone
Zn-Hg amalgam safety
You can substitute gallium for mercury in a lot of amalgam type reactions.
Or you can ditch the mer ...
27-8-2021 at 07:28
by: macckone
Synthesis of thioacetone?
The trimer is harmless, until you heat it to decomposition to the monomer.
24-8-2021 at 20:34
by: macckone
Has any hobbyists ordered chemicals from Sigma-Aldrich?
The 'know your customer' regulations basically force chemical suppliers to actually ID their custome ...
24-8-2021 at 20:33
by: macckone
The possibility of "new" metals. The NICOLANUM case.
It was likely an alloy with nickel possibly rare earth elements.
That was before there was a good u ...
24-8-2021 at 20:23
by: macckone
DCM OTC 2021
Yeah there are places to get it but nowhere cheap and there are other alternatives.
DCM is basicall ...
24-8-2021 at 20:00
by: macckone
Synthesis of thioacetone?
This is definitely something to be done during a heavy snow miles from the nearest human.
The anima ...
24-8-2021 at 12:26
by: macckone
Titanium mesh
WGTR,
Those would be the outrageous prices I was talking about.
$55 for a 5 x 5 cm square.
I woul ...
24-8-2021 at 12:14
by: macckone
Taking on and teaching an an assistant
Robert Thompson's books are good starting points.
Some classic chemistry demos could be good too.
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24-8-2021 at 12:11
by: macckone
Sodium, I've done it!
Not doubting the product, I was able to find several references to similar procedures.
Now wonderin ...
24-8-2021 at 12:04
by: macckone
Does evaporation release ions into the air?
Any sort of evaporation can include dissolved substances.

Nickel is not nearly as toxic as chromi ...
24-8-2021 at 11:56
by: macckone
Insulating Pipes and Tubes - Which Pipe Insulator to use?
I buy fiberglass pipe wrap - good to at least 600C.
It is fiberglass insulation and the last roll I ...
24-8-2021 at 08:44
by: macckone
Titanium mesh
[rquote=664382&tid=157846&author=Triflic Acid]Another idea would be to get one of the platin ...
23-8-2021 at 09:29
by: macckone
Sodium, I've done it!
I would agree more experimentation is necessary.
23-8-2021 at 09:22
by: macckone
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