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    Methane gas is colorless and odorless and therefore, has no taste. The gas is natural and can be found everywhere. Methane gas is made up of five molecule components, four hydrogen molecules and one carbon molecule. This gas is created by years of decomposing fossils. It is also created in landfills. When certain products begin to decompose in landfills the prosses develops with methane producing bacteria. As the bacteria decomposes the trash than it releases methane into the earth. When Methane is produced in the ground, the gas can stay there for thousands of years. It is very dangerous when released into the atmosphere. It takes 9 to 15 years to breakdown when mixed with oxygen. Methane is considered a greenhouse gas and it is stronger…

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    The methane chemical formula is CH4. Methane is one of the most significant greenhouse gas. Methane is produce from the raising of livestock, breaking down trash in landfills, coal mining and transporting natural gases. Landfills are used to dispose waste by burying or covering it with the soil. On the other hand, landfill sites emits methane and the use of bi-cover technology is an effectively way to reduce methane. There have been comparison of the removal of CH4 by using various bio-cover…

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    A. Defining Reaction Mechanisms and Catalyst Structure The methane-to-methanol reactions that we aimed to evaluate consist of four critical steps starting from the initial reactants (CH4, NH4+, oxo): C-H activation followed by a hydrogen atom abstraction (HAA) from CH4 to form some combination of the hydrogenated complex, ammonium or ammonia, and a methyl radical; a radical rebound (RR) to form a methanol adduct and ammonium; methanol dissociation from the metal; and catalysis regeneration via…

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    Methane gas has numerous uses in its natural gaseous form. It is one of the best fuel sources and due to its abundance it has promising benefits as compared to the oil gases whose prevalence is limited making them more expensive. However, a major hiccup exists in its storage and transportation since the most conveniently used form is its liquefied form. This issue has for limited the volumes transported for the long time since the liquid occupies much more space as it could in a powder form. In…

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    Methane Fracking

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    Even more troubling, than the potential groundwater contamination, is the claim that the methane released during this process is minimal. Although the overall amounts are relatively low, methane has 105 times more warming impact pound for pound than carbon dioxide and so, just a little can go a very long way when it comes to climate change. Not surprisingly, there is wide disagreement on how much methane is being leaked into the atmosphere as part of the fracking process. In a study at Cornell…

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    3.1 Biogenesis of methane In anaerobic digestion there are four stages: hydrolysis, acidification, acetogenesis and methane production (Sagagi et al; 2009; Rai 2004). Different microorganisms play a significant role in each stage ofthe processes. Therefore, intervention and follow up in all the stages is essential for enhanced and optimum methane production. 3.1.1 Enzymatic hydrolysis Enzymatic hydrolysis is the process where the fats, starches and proteins…

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    The methane containment is important, but not as important as the loss of the economy, and the ability to eat, as our food system will be very limited or nonexistent in the near future. This summer Southern California would be experiencing natural gas shortages that would cause 14 day brown-outs in the electric grid system. How would anyone keep perishable food products, if the power generation system became defunct. Arguing, as to whether, or not the methane containment loss should be on a 64…

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    Gas hydrates and more specifically methane hydrates are an untapped source of energy that should be exploited in the coming years. It is widely known humans obtain too much energy from burning fossil fuels. However, this has caused the warming of our planet to accelerate with catastrophic consequences. People have known about the energy capabilities of gas hydrates for some time, but it is not until recently that researchers have begun the process of testing whether it is feasible. Some will…

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    With livestock from the day they are born to the day they die, they are creating methane from burping (if they are a ruminant) and also from their bodily waste. There are various things that the farm can do to cut back on animal related GHG’s. Emissions can be cut by either changing the genetics of the animal itself to make less methane or to leave the animal alone and change the way we handle the animals and their waste (new food or GHG inhibitors.) Semi-recent studies in the UK by…

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    trucks, to the retailers, and eventually the consumers. Bloom then further explains the cultural reasons of the waste, the business reasons, and goes on to inform the readers of the economic, environmental, and ethical consequences of such food-wastes. Particularly, Bloom focused immensely on the environmental effects of food-waste. To explain, most wasted food are buried in a landfill, and when solid waste rots in a landfill, it emits methane (16). Methane or CH4 presents tremendous danger to…

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