Oct 11, 2016

Nut Shells Used in Gas Masks

Gas Masks
Gas Warfare in WW1
WW1 Gas MaskIndiana War Memorial museum exhibit This is a modified version of the British design, a canvas mask attached to a fiber hose with a charcoal filter attached. The charcoal was make from fruit pits and nut shells, both of which were often acquired from recruiting drives from the home front. The soldier had to breath directly through the tube, as the canvas mask was not airtight like the later rubber masks.

Gas Masks
Peach Stones (Pit) Campaign during WWI
he best material for gas masks is cocoanut shell, but it has been found that many other fruit stones and nut shells provide an excellent quality of charcoal or carbon. They include peach, apricot, cherry, prune, plum and olive pits, date seeds, and the shells of brazil nut, hickory nut, walnut, and butternut. Materials may be mixed together indiscriminately, the announcement says, although all must be dried by oven-baking or sun-drying.

Gas Masks
Peach pits, nut shells and how they helped us win the Great War
Fruit stones and nuts shells, burned slowing in a controlled fashion, were the perfect source for activated carbon. Now the problem was getting enough of these common everyday items together to do the job. After all, it took 200 peach pits or 2 pounds of nut shells to produce enough carbon to outfit one gas mask.

Gas Masks
Your Country Needs YouTo Collect Fruit Stones andnut Shells
Gas masks with charcoal filters were distributed to combat the effects of the gas. And towards the very end of the war, it was realised that a more effective filter could be made from the charcoal that came from burning fruit stones and nutshells. Of great value for the charcoal they produced were stones from peaches, apricots, cherries, plums and dates, alongside shells from Brazil nuts and walnuts.

Historical use of nuts in gas masks is more of interest than current risk. Gas masks containing nut shells are unlikely to cause a reaction, unless you work at a museum this is not a current concern.

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Pin Cushions Containing Walnut Shells
Stuffed Toys Made With Nuts
Walnut Shell Blasting and Cleaning Materials
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Oct 6, 2016

Producing Electricity From Nut Shells

New Energy Device is made from Peanuts (article)
Scientists in Canada have created a hybrid sodium ion capacitor (NIC) from peanut shells in a pioneering study bridging the gap between conventional ion batteries and supercapacitors.

Coal power giant Drax to build three electricity plants that burn renewable biomass fuel (article)
Drax, which operates the Selby plant in North Yorkshire, hopes to generate 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity by burning renewable resources such as wood offcuts and peanut husks.

Gasifying walnut shells for heat and electricity in California (article)
In the past, most of the walnut shell was sold to a nearby large commercial biomass plant.
Now, the shell is converted to electricity and heat onsite.

Power Plant
Totally Nuts: This Farm Runs on Walnut Shells (article)
For the record, walnut shells are, in fact, producing power at Dixon Ridge. Lots of it. Using a machine that converts organic waste into natural syngas, Lester has saved upwards of $75,000 a year in energy costs. And with the installation of two new BioMax 100 converters, he anticipates up to $250,000 in annual savings. That’s no joke.

Power Plant
Macadamia Power Plant (article)
"Regionally based Suncoast Gold Macadamias (SGM) processing site produces about 5000 tonnes of waste macadamia nut shells each year. The shells previously were sent to landfill, garden mulch or burned to produce heat. The plant will now utilise the shells as fuel for cogeneration, thereby increasing the energy efficiency of the site."

Creating electricity from nuts, I believe is only a problem for people who work at power plants that use this resource.

See Also:
Electric Fencing Coated in Peanut Butter
Water Filtration System That Uses Nuts to Filter Water
Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells
Nut Dangers For BBQs

Oct 3, 2016

Deodorants That Contain Nut Oils

Be Cofident Deodorant
Ingredients:Colloidal Gold, Colloidal Silver, Witchhazel Extract, Usnea barbata (Lichen) extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheatgerm Oil, Macadamia Oil and essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree, Cypress, Lemongrass, Lime, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange Oil, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Pine Needle, Geranium, Basil, Arnica and Rosemary.

Geranium Deodorant
Ingredients: *Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Beeswax (Cera flava), *First Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), *Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius), *Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter Sustainable (Butyrospermum parkii), *Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis), *Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), *Avocado Oil (Persea Americana), *Palm Oil (Elaeis oleifera), *Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), *Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), and Herbalix™ Organic Preservative

Alma Naturals Deodorant
Ingredients: Sweet almond oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, Cypress EO, Tea Tree EO, zinc oxide, Rosemary EO, neem oil.

Almond Coconut Pit Putty Organic Deodorant
Ingredients: Organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, organic almond extract, organic coconut extract, baking soda (no aluminum), organic cinnamon leaf essential oil. That's it! No "Bad" Stuff!

Of The Eath Deodorant
Of the Earth Deodorant, tea tree essential oil, peppermint, lavender, Diatomaceous Earth, baking soda free, sweet almond oil, argan oil

Sweet Almond Oil Roll On Deoderant
Ingredients : Aqua (water), spiraea ulmaria flower water* (organic flower water), dicaprylyl carbonate (emollient from vegetable), arachidyl alcohol (peanut alcohol), glycerin (vegetable glycerin), prunus amygdalus dulcis oil* (organic sweet almond oil), undecylenoyl glycine (vegetable active ingredient), capryloyl glycine (vegetable active ingredient), oat flour* (organic oat flour), potassium hydroxide (PH balancer), xanthan gum (gelling agent), sodium benzoate (and) potassium sorbate (preservative system), origanum majorana leaf oil* (organic marjoram essential oil), cupressus

Fabulously Fresh Natural Deodorant
Contains only: Unrefined Coconut oil, Coco Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Essential Oils & Vitamin E.

See Also:
Deodorants That Contains Coconut Oil
Eyebrow and Eyelash Tints Made From Peanut Oil
Mustache Products That Contain Nut Oils
After Tattoo products That Contain Nuts

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Health and Beauty Products Made From Nuts
Drugs and Over The Counter Treatments That Contain Nuts

Sep 21, 2016

Fake Blood Made From Corn

Blood Capsules
Mehron Blood Capsules (empty)
Click Ingredience Corn Syrup, Water (Aqua), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate. May contain: FC&C Red 40 (CI 16035), FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090).

Blood Capsules
Fake Blood Capsules
Fake Blood Capsules contain a safe and harmless mixture of corn syrup and natural raspberry flavoring that perfectly replicates the look of blood.

FX Blood
Cinema Secrets FX Blood
Click Ingredience: Corn Syrup, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, FDandC Red #4, DandC Red #33, FDandC Blue #1.

Stage Blood
Stage blood (SB)
Authentic, vivid coloring in a medium flowing viscosity. Stage Blood is corn syrup based, peppermint flavored and safe for use in the mouth.

Fake Blood
Ben Nye Dark Blood
Click ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Syrup, CI no.16035, 42090 (Red 40, Blue 1), Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Aroma (Flavor)

Fake Blood Syrup
Blood Syrup (blog article Avoiding Milk Blog)
May Contain Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soya, Wheat, Milk and Eggs.
At least the ingredients listing plainly says corn syrup. *candy

Fake Blood
Perfect Fake Blood – Easiest Recipe Ever (blog article Steve Spangler Science)

See Aslo:
Brooms Made From Corn
Toys Made From Corn
Menstrual Products That Contain Corn
Medical Gloves That Contain Corn