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Offline Bakegaku

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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2006, 04:24:50 PM »
The formed HCl can easily be neutralized with NaOH or another base, so it could be suitable....also, by removing a reaction product, you can move the equilibrium to the product side.

All right.  That makes it seem feasible  ;D
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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2006, 07:44:41 PM »
Just a note....that if ethanol syntheses were easy and cheap, more than a few companies would already be in the business...but as of right now, obviously the cheapest way to get it is distill it from corn and stuff

If someone wants to invent a catalyst or enzyme that turns natural gas + water into ethanol really cheap, then by all means, become a millionaire ;)

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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2006, 02:45:26 PM »
"Just a note....that if ethanol syntheses were easy and cheap, more than a few companies would already be in the business...but as of right now, obviously the cheapest way to get it is distill it from corn and stuff

If someone wants to invent a catalyst or enzyme that turns natural gas + water into ethanol really cheap, then by all means, become a millionaire Wink"

Haha. Thanks all for the insight.  If HP or anyone else has more info. on where that process or processes similar to that are being done please tell me(if they are done and everyone doesn't use plants).  Or if anyone has information about where research is being done on this topic I would be interested. 

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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2006, 03:18:34 PM »
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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2006, 10:45:53 PM »
This topic got me curious so I looked up ethanol on wiki.

Apparently the ethylene hydration method was at one point used for industrial purposes.

This may be worth a look although it is still a wikipedia article. It's talking about possible techniques for making ethanol.
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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2006, 11:52:24 AM »
Very cool! It's pretty easy to find information from this base.  Thanks all.  Here's a couple links for anyone else who is interested.  These links are less what the science of the process is, and more what the history is/what is happening at a business level.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2005_Sept_13/ai_n15386515
http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/univwisc?q=xethanol(this one is a pdf)

If anyone else knows/finds something of particular interest feel free to post it, I will read it.

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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2007, 11:34:21 PM »
Sugar and yeast are cheap ingredients that you can add to water to generate alcohol. Mind you, that particular reaction is well known and has been used for thousands of years.  ;)

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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2007, 07:50:02 AM »
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Re: Water to Wine
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2007, 05:18:37 PM »
you wanna convert water into wine ? i think this wodnt be possible as i think what in your mind is without involving carbon source.Biologically and simply saccahromyces do this themselves  all what you have to do is to feed them with glucose and water and they are gonna convert them into alcohol.

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