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Post by Chilli-head on 5th October 2010, 2:17 pm

Oxfordshire town sees human waste used to heat homes. Full story here. Great idea - but why has it taken so long ?
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Post by Lottie on 5th October 2010, 2:20 pm

Constipation? Wink

I have no idea, Chilli, I saw it today too, wonderful idea.... Very Happy

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Post by Chilli-head on 5th October 2010, 2:22 pm

Lottie wrote:Constipation? Wink


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Post by Guest on 5th October 2010, 6:38 pm

Well Didcot does produce a lot of....

No its good that at last the "cylces" of human production are being closed a bit more instead of always looking for the Earth to cough up what we want to make I lives comfortable and convinient!! firey
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Post by Sparhawk on 5th October 2010, 7:26 pm

I thought the clue was in the name, theres nothing like a good Chilli to warm the human waste... Shocked

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Post by Dandelion on 5th October 2010, 8:06 pm

...and then the human waste warms the Chilli. Genius!!!

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Post by Hairyloon on 5th October 2010, 8:47 pm

There is nothing new in the idea, Tom did it in the Good Life.

As I understand you need a fair amount of waste to make methanogenesis worthwhile, but I have no idea haw much constitutes "a fair amount".
It is not difficult, and I don't understand why more communities don't get together to do this. Some of them might even be able to sack their water companies.

I have also wondered how big a town you need to make the flow steady enough to run a turbine. :?
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Post by Compostwoman on 5th October 2010, 10:45 pm

Where we used to live in Worcester the locals built a community funded swimming bath where the water was heated by methane from the adjacent sewerage plant ...only trouble the water was so warm it was to enervating to actually swim, properly, for exercise. great for having fun though.
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Post by Sparhawk on 6th October 2010, 9:12 pm

Hmm, I've heard about those pools... Shocked

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Post by Dandelion on 6th October 2010, 10:10 pm

What, you mean the place which puts 'poo' into 'pool'??

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Post by Compostwoman on 6th October 2010, 10:58 pm

oh grow up you lot... lol!

t was at a steady 85 which was lovely to float in but a bit hot to exercise in....and too walm for the contrast on a cold day...
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Post by Sparhawk on 6th October 2010, 11:02 pm

Grow up... me... O.K. Sewage power ! Smiley-taunt010... Laughing

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