Low Energy Nuclear Reaction a Solution to the Dilemma of Waste Disposal
Low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) could be a solution to one of the biggest problems facing humanity waste disposal. LENR devices could greatly reduce the cost of waste disposal and even eliminate the need for many costly waste disposal efforts such as landfills.
Before modern air-pollution laws garbage disposal was a minor concern in American cities because people simply burned up most trash in incinerators and furnaces. Medical waste and biological waste were not a problem because they were quickly burned which controlled the spread of infectious disease. Obviously air pollution laws are necessary because we all like to breathe clean air so burning is not an option.
LENR or small scale hot fusion could make incineration a practical solution again. Andrea Rossi claims that his ecat LENR device can generate temperatures of around 1200 degrees Celsius for long periods of time. If this is true it could be the perfect waste disposal device. Paper famously burns at 233 degrees Celsius so an ecat incinerator could destroy large amounts of paper waste without creating any pollution.
In addition to paper an LENR device could safely destroy vast amounts of medical waste, chemical waste, and food waste all which can cause serious health problems. For example an LENR device in the basement of a hospital could destroy all the medical waste created there. That would save the hospital thousands of dollars in waste disposal fees. At some point we might have LENR incinerators in our homes or use LENR heating devices in our homes to burn up the trash we produce and eliminate our trash disposal bill.
Instead of dumping waste into the ocean or into landfills we could burn it up in our cities. It might even possible to use LENR power plants to destroy large amounts of waste. It might even possible to use LENR or small scale hot fusion to destroy nuclear waste which is becoming a major problem. That would be a far cheaper and more practical solution than burying it at Yucca Mountain.
So LENR could solve some another of the major environmental problems facing our civilization. This side effect is not totally unforeseen remember the movie classic Back to the Future in which people destroy trash in the Mr. Fusion device? Waste disposal could be yet another of the great benefits of low energy nuclear reaction. There’s also another historic precedent back in the 1890s the huge amounts of manure created by horses were thought to be a problem so nobody could solve that would destroy our cities. Within thirty years the manure and the horses were history thanks to the automobile.
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