Things that make ya go hmmm…….

Things that make ya go hmmm…….   (internet archive)
B14665 / Wed, 19 Apr 2006 09:11:21 / Human Rights

GWHunta’s Trophy Room

It’s the General idea, you’ll get the point.

Each year, the refining industry spends a quarter-billion dollars to produce hydrogen so that sulfur can be removed from refinery products. This creates more than 6 million tons of hydrogen sulfide, a waste that must be treated to meet environmental regulations. Although current waste-treatment technology recovers nearly all of the sulfur (99.0-99.5%), the remaining amount is emitted to the atmosphere as sulfur dioxide. Moreover, the valuable hydrogen is burned to water, making it unavailable for further use.

This loss has a direct impact on the bottom-line.

Sometimes no Peace,



Define “compassionate conservatism”.

GWHunta @ 04/20/06 21:34:41

Click the pic!

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GWHunta @ 11/05/07 19:17:10

Remember …….

GWHunta @ 11/07/07 10:28:04

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GWHunta @ 12/06/07 10:29:38

What makes me go hhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm…?? McDreamy does!


knowthyself @ 12/06/07 12:51:06

Pearls before swine.


GWHunta @ 03/14/08 13:10:21

So youre saying that prison food is laced with Hydrogen Sulfide?

COS @ 03/14/08 20:15:32



I’m saying hydrogen sulfide gas is a potent and equally effective replacement for other lethal gases such as hydrogen cyanide and that it is readily available in huge quantities from both natural and industrial sources.

Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 03/19/08 15:41:35

An HCN concentration of 300 mg/m3 in air will kill a human within a few minutes.[9] The toxicity is caused by the cyanide ion, which prevents cellular respiration. Hydrogen cyanide (under the brand name Zyklon B) was perhaps most infamously employed by the Nazi regime in mid-20th century. This is also the poison that Adolf Hitler used to commit suicide on April 30th, 1945. More recent examples include the usage of this gas in gas chambers.

Hydrogen cyanide is commonly listed amongst chemical warfare agents which cause general poisoning.[10] As a substance listed under Schedule 3 of the Chemical Weapons Convention as a potential weapon which has large-scale industrial uses, manufacturing plants in signatory countries which produce more than 30 tonnes per year must be declared to, and can be inspected by, the OPCW.

Although there have been no verified instances of this compound being used as a weapon, it has been reported that hydrogen cyanide may have been employed by Iraq in the war against Iran and against the Kurds in northern Iraq during the 1980s11.

In 1995 a device was discovered in a restroom in the Kayabacho Tokyo subway station consisting of bags of sodium cyanide and sulfuric acid with a remote controlled motor to rupture them in what was believed to be an attempt to produce toxic amounts of hydrogen cyanide gas by the Aum Shinrikyo cult12 . In 2003, Al Qaeda reportedly planned to attack the New York City Subway using hydrogen cyanide gas but aborted the attack for unknown reasons.[13]

Hydrogen cyanide gas in air is explosive at concentrations over 5.6%, equivalent to 56,000 ppm


GWHunta @ 03/19/08 16:02:46

Hydrogen sulfide is considered a broad-spectrum poison, meaning that it can poison several different systems in the body, although the nervous system is most affected.

The toxicity of H2S is comparable with that of hydrogen cyanide.

It forms a complex bond with iron in the mitochondrial cytochrome enzymes, thereby blocking oxygen from binding and stopping cellular respiration.


GWHunta @ 03/19/08 16:20:47

*0.0047 ppm is the recognition threshold, the concentration at which 50% of humans can detect the characteristic odor of hydrogen sulfide [1], normally described as resembling “a rotten egg”.

*10-20 ppm is the borderline concentration for eye irritation.

*50-100 ppm leads to eye damage.

*At 150-250 ppm the olfactory nerve is paralyzed after a few inhalations, and the sense of smell disappears, often together with awareness of danger,

*320-530 ppm leads to pulmonary edema with the possibility of death.

*530-1000 ppm causes strong stimulation of the central nervous system and rapid breathing, leading to loss of breathing;

*800 ppm is the lethal concentration for 50% of humans for 5 minutes exposure(LC50).

*Concentrations over 1000 ppm cause immediate collapse with loss of breathing, even after inhalation of a single breath.


GWHunta @ 03/19/08 16:22:24

Hydrogen sulfide has been implicated in some of the five mass extinctions that have occurred in the Earth’s past.

Although asteroid impacts are thought to have caused some extinctions, the Permian mass extinction (sometimes known as the “Great Dying”) may have been caused by hydrogen sulfide.

Organic residues from these extinction boundaries indicate that the oceans were anoxic (oxygen depleted) and had species of shallow plankton that metabolized H2S.

The formation of H2S may have been initiated by massive volcanic eruptions, which emitted CO2 and methane into the atmosphere which warmed the oceans, lowering their capacity to absorb oxygen which would otherwise oxidize H2S.

The increased levels of hydrogen sulfide could have killed oxygen-generating plants as well as depleted the ozone layer causing further stress.

Small H2S blooms have been detected in modern times in the Dead sea and in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Namibia.[2]


Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 03/19/08 16:24:36

Fiscal year 2008.

Mission: Expand the SPR to a billion barrels.

GWHunta @ 03/23/08 00:00:55

Sweet Home Alabama

Psalm: 27:8, 13 (RSV)

Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 03/30/08 09:20:14

Thanks for the month.

Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 04/30/08 09:43:22

Hydrogen Sulfide is a toxic, colorless. combustible gas that is heavier than air and has the distinct odor of rotten eggs at low concentrations.

It forms explosive mixtures, with air, between 5.9% and 22.2% by volume. Prolonged exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide has a tendency to dull the olfactory nerve, your sense of smell.

The sense of smell can be lost in 2 to 15 minutes of exposure to low concentrations and lost in 60 seconds at higher levels. Thus a person exposed to Hydrogen Sulphide may think the proportion of the gas is decreasing, when it may actually be increasing.

Susceptibility to H2S poisoning varies according to the number of exposures by an individual. A second exposure is more dangerous than the first and so on.

Hydrogen Sulfide is more poisonous than Carbon Monoxide, but its characteristic odor of rotten eggs makes its presence easy to detect.

One-tenth of 1% (0.1 percent) may cause instantaneous death, and unconsciousness may result from exposure to 0.02% (2 hundredths of a percent).

This gas is very irritating to the eyes and throat, and as its concentration increases, it also tends to destroy the sense of smell.

It’s formed by the decomposition of organic plant and animal life by bacteria.

H2S poisons a person by building up in the blood stream the same as carbon monoxide does, but H2S is as toxic as Hydrogen Cyanide and is between 5 to 6 times more toxic than Carbon Monoxide.

The after effects of being intoxicated with this gas are serious, similar to those of carbon Monoxide.

They last for long periods of time and may have permanent effects. Should the concentration be high enough, death follows rapidly after the victim has lost consciousness.

This toxic gas paralyzes the nerve centers in the brain which control breathing. As a result, the lungs are unable to function and the individual is asphyxiated.

Hydrogen Sulfide can be found in oil and gas refining and production, sewers, pulp mills, underground water and a variety of industrial processes.

This gas is absorbed by water 300 times more readily than most gasses found in the atmosphere we breath, and is liberated when the water is disturbed; therefore, care must be taken not to disturb pools of water when it is suspected that they may contain Hydrogen Sulfide.

One cubic foot of water can liberate 3 cubic feet of H2S gas.

It is possible to walk through pools of water detecting only small quantities of H2S that can be detrimental to ones health.

By stirring up water containing H2S and liberating the gas into the atmosphere it can, because of its heavy specific gravity (1.1912 heavier than air), contaminate the lower areas of the work area.


1) Strangling may occur after a few seconds of exposure to high H2S concentrations. This
produces such symptoms as panting, pallor, cramps, paralysis of the pupil, and loss of speech. This generally is followed by immediate loss of consciousness.

2) Death may occur quickly from respiratory and cardiac (heart) paralysis. One deep sniff of
high concentrations can cause death.

3) Coughing, burning and pains in the eyes, throat irritation, and sleepiness come from exposure to low concentrations

GWHunta @ 10/05/08 10:26:57

You can make your own hydrogen sulphide by shitting in a jam jar (with air-tight top) and leaving it for a week or so. The bacteria makes HSH from the bab. If you take the top off and have a good sniff you’ll probably die.

penendia @ 10/05/08 12:11:58

With two-thirds of the strategic reserve filled with “sour” crude, the do it yourself tip isn’t likely to be necessary.

Sometimes no Piece

GWHunta @ 10/06/08 14:45:52

Hell ya.

Off to dah U.P. eh.

GWHunta @ 10/11/08 12:16:02

26 Responses to Things that make ya go hmmm…….

  1. gwhunta says:

    The multi-million dollar dredging project for Manistique’s harbor looks to be moving forward.

    By Beth Jones
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 at 4:39 p.m.

    Read more: Local, Environment, Dredging, Manistique, Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, DEQ

    MANISTIQUE — The multi-million dollar dredging project for Manistique’s harbor looks to be moving forward. Tuesday night, city officials were given the word they could be receiving federal funding for the much needed project, which means the city won’t have to pay a cent.

  2. gwhunta says:

    Residents express concern over close of Manistique Papers

    For those employees of Manistique Papers still reeling from Friday’s news that the company is filing for bankruptcy, Michigan Works! staff are making special arrangements for displaced workers to access available services.

  3. gwhunta says:

    Manistique Paper

    Photo April 8th, 2011

  4. GWHunta says:

    Now you see it.Now you see it.08/23/2003

  5. GWHunta says:

    Now you don’t.Now you don't.09/23/03

  6. GWHunta says:

    So what’s the link?So what's the link?09/23/2003

  7. GWHunta says:

    Clic the pic.
    anonymous calling
    Then Remember, Remember the 5th of kNWOvember
    Occupy or die?
    You’re either with US, or against US.

  8. GWHunta says:

    Why Obama may be about to give a giant handout out to the Billionaire Koch Brothers

  9. GWHunta says:

    Peter Gabriel


    “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only
    they knew they were slaves.”
    ~ Harriet Tubman

  10. GWHunta says:

    Obama to Veto Any Attempt to Roll Back Automatic Cuts After Committee’s Inability to Reach Debt Deal

  11. GWHunta says:

    WHY would there be ballistic resistant ceramic insulators on but one half of the power lines coming into or for that matter out of our quaint little town?


    You were warned.

  12. GWHunta says:

    Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
    How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill

    Read more:

  13. GWHunta says:


    …….and was born in a log cabin he built himself.


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