How Do Nuclear Submarines Make Oxygen?- Smarter Every Day 251

21 feb 2021
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    • PLANTS do both scrubing CO2 and making Oxygen. How many plants would it take to do the same job as these alternatives? How about a comparison video? I'm sure many other fans like me would like to know.

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    • I thought he was going to say the headphones button Is so cool because they pause the music and turn up the outside noise to hear people better, not just to pause music like my $40cdn Poms that are a knockoff of Airbuds that are a knockoff of airpods lol but good enough.

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    • I wonder If Cavemen unintentionally actually made oxygen with fire. Lol

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  • Holy Toledo! What's long and hard and full of seamen? How do they get oxygen? You don't want to know! Ohio. Where the Terminal Tower is. Built by crooks, for crooks in city full of crooks! Beautiful Ohio in dreams again I see, visions of what used to be! Get on the LAKE SHORE LIMITED and head for Ashtabula. I used to work on a sub tender. Its a tender tale of care . . . ahhh! How the sausage gets made?

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  • That was Cool..!!

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  • So how does stuff burn is space without oxygen?

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  • Smarter every day how to make bad gas

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  • Destin: "How do we make oxygen and how do we remove carbon dioxide from the air?" Any Green Plant: "I'll do both at the same time" Lettuce: "And I'm also edible!"

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  • Cams=central atmosphere monitoring system Me: cams = cameras

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  • 15:41 Turn on the subtitles! That's an order!

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  • the Narcos know how to modify their subs for long haul trips to europe!

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  • Things like this make me so excited about what I could do with my engineering degree that I'm about to finish

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  • I am struck by how young they all are. It's such a shame that we as a species have to put so much brain power and life potential into fighting each other/protecting ourselves from ourselves. Much respect to all these guys. Fantastic series, Destin, you've outdone yourself.

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  • I wish my teachers can explain like this.

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  • what about fork handles, i mean 4 candles

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  • 22:53 Oh, come now Destin, you should know that there is no such thing as a "visual learner"

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  • I found the imposter he didn't let out carbon oxide i saw it on cams

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  • 4:34 - that poor man in the background

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  • nine inch nails

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  • Wow !

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  • One word, plant

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  • He kinda looks like Austin Evans

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  • Your model of a 688i has a major flaw. there are no ducts around the prop in any LA class boat. The stabilizers between the rudder and stern plane is also way off it is right between them not 20 or 30 feet ahead

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  • how do they have oxegin

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  • shout out to Dow! very knowledgeable

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    • I guess they'll just use electrolysis after filtering the Salt out.

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  • Dont use the world sour to describe air quality. Thats gross. Growdy.

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  • So, would MEA solution me scalable as a carbon capture technology? Obviously we wouldn't just eject it back out, but perhaps pump it into a greenhouse, for example?

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  • Do they have a system to recycle some of the CO2 from the MEA to make carbonated beverages?

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  • I’m surprised they don’t monitor methane levels

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  • Everyone on this submarine is so ridiculously professional.

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  • 19:20 Are you aware your son was going to be on this submarine? Look at you two, you look related, no joke. You should probably ask lol.

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  • My brain matter just increased by 0.005%, thank you for the knowledge.

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  • Cool, I love the sub series!

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  • How to sum up this video... submarines=real, lunar landers = fake

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  • Nope. I will fight on land guys.

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  • MEA Monoethanolamine is commonly used in combustion plants to reduce their CO2 output Both making O2 and removing CO2 have a primary system that requires power but is infinitely recyclable and a backup system that uses no power but is one time only

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  • Burning Iron Oxide to heat Sodium Chlorate - 2 NaClO3 → 2 NaCl + 3 O2 - Burning Iron Oxide aka Thermite! i.e. Class D Fire - Burning Metal

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  • Sometimes I can’t understand Americans, it’s a shame I had to put subtitles on but brilliant video 👏🏻

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  • My utmost respect to the brave men & women aboard this submarine sacrificing the time & effort in the name of protecting their country so that others may sleep in peace knowing that they are protected and in good hands of these fine young men & women. RESPECT.

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  • I guess they'll just use electrolysis after filtering the Salt out.

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  • They should have been able to explain exactly how that candle works, kinda irritating that they just know the basic of phosphorus igniter starts candle to make oxygen.

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  • Preheat of amine so the cool amine doesn’t stop the boil in the boiler?

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  • Good job !

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  • i hit thumbs up for the dog

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  • Another great video, thank you Destin.

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  • The way you told DOW to "say it slower" at 20:25 was quite rude.

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  • Hydrolysis of water.

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  • Why dont they use phytoplankton to produce oxygen? Just add in water, IV light and boom! Oxygen

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  • Nuclear is the best source of baseload power, by far.

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  • Amazing show.

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  • Always liked the vids but I got to say the submarine videos were great, really interesting. Thanks for the content

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  • Thank you for posting this video. It has been 14 years since I left my boat, and this really put me right back. This was the same class and size as my sub as well. I heard a shipmate say he had never seen a candle burned, and that was the case for me too. I was aboard for 2.5 -3 years and never seen one burned. I guess that's a good thing =D

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  • Build up of CO2 kills even if there is oxygen.

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  • When did it become the submarine channel?

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  • Surely there needs to be equality. More females on subs :D

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  • Just crack a window dummies

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  • Whoa.. I always wanted to know this.

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  • I was thinking about COVID but then I realized that they aren’t exactly exposed to it in the sub.

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  • An FYI, the reactor just helps create steam for the turbine generators to create electricity for the AOG. There’s no direct connection to the reactor.

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  • really nice chaps down there in the submarine. thanks for the education

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  • I feel like monoethanolamine should be pronounced differently. Less emphasis on the A in amine.

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  • In the electrolysis reaction with purified water using potasium hydroxide, where does the potassium go in the reaction? (edit, answered my co2 question)

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  • Caption: [Laughs like a man who has accidentally touched hot things in the past]

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  • Is that the most important duty on the boat.

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  • Never knew Austin Evans is now working on a submarine

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  • 0:02 "This is a lunar lander" 0:06 "This is a nuclear submarine" Ha, you can't fool my trained eyes! Those were just models!

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  • I'm going to guess electrolysis

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  • I'm guessing you got connections to people in all sorts of places to be able to get a ride on a submarine like this.

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  • Thank you and so with the US Navy Personnel for letting you, and share with us a fascinating system as a result of science, physics, chemistry, math and engineering. Amazing!!

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  • Just get pavel in there he will sort it out

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  • At start i thought wth this video is 30 mins, ended up watching fully.

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  • Summary 26:00 , i recommend watching the whole video...

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  • These guys know what they are doing

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  • “You’re Oxygen creator” I love that line of the guy so much

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  • Dow is very well at his job he’s so cool

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  • Yo, bein on a submarine sounds like a bit of work

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  • What are you going to do when you look into the facts and not someone else's theories or so called facts and you find out we don't live on a ball flying through space at over 1 million mph and around the sun at 666000mph and spinning at 1,000mph and going through the milky way at 500.000mph 😆? You honestly put all your time into that lie? I'd look into other facts sir. Best to you.

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  • Either a liar or not smart.

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  • I wasn't expecting how low tech everything would be...analog controls, burning the candles. Oh yea our O2 system is down. No problem we'll just burn these candles we can't put out if something goes wrong.

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  • If lithium hydroxide is a strong base like sodium hydroxide they probably wouldn't want to spread it on the sailors bunks...

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  • “I wonda...scratch scratch”

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  • Im not a scientist or an engineer, but all you have to do is plant a tree, and BOOM, free air

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  • @5:20 Bachrach sniffers are deployed on Toledo Class Submarines - Is the Bachrach Marketting team listening ? :-)

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  • How long can the submarine hold without needing to refill fuel and stuff

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  • I have been in a submarine before but its smaller and not active with old equipment

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  • AmAZINg! god bless those guys! thanks for your service!

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  • I think that the sea plants ane life havent loaded it havent generated.. *Game Loading...*

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  • So when do we send Dustin to the ISS? lol

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  • WOW!!! Who comes up with somthing like that??? I mean, what accidents had to happen for someone to figure out burning these chemicals produces oxygen, and this chemical takes carbon dioxide out of the air????? Science is sooo much fun!!! I love your channel!!!!

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  • Does the Lithium Hydroxide never run out ?? i mean keep scrubbing co2 like forever ?? it's impossible right.. so what humans do with the leftovers ??

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  • So youre telling me this whole system is completely reliant on purifying sea water?

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  • “Every 2 hours” thats a lot of candles to store.

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    • Only as a backup that they use them, they would be pulled from mission if they didn't have any candles and their electrolysis machine was down.

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    • I thought that too but I guess it’s only as a backup

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  • This is honestly pretty freaking cool👍

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