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Re: Nitrogen absortion. (fwd)
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Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 04:11:01 -0400
From: Dave Pierson <davep@xxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Nitrogen absortion. (fwd)
>Subject: Re: Nitrogen absortion.
At the time, and since, electric arc/spark was routine to 'fix'
atmospheric Nitrogen, making it ueful for fertilizer. Lightning
does same naturally, to some extent. Nitrogen is abundant in
atmosphere, (60%+?) BUT, frustratingly near inert. 'nitrates'
of various sorts are routinely used as fertilizers. AT the time,
'fixing the nitrogen' was one 'buzz phrase': the N was made available
for biological use, by conveting to various nitrates. Some are now
known to be toxic.