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by ericdesouza
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic discussions
Topic: Preserving/Airtightening Foods with Argon?
Replies: 1
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Re: Preserving/Airtightening Foods with Argon?

I would have no problem with argon substituting for nitrogen per se. The big thing is sterilization. Botulism organisms would be likely to thrive in either nitrogen or argon if they do not get totally wiped out. The biggest flaw is expense. Secondarily, if the preserver thinks of argon as having a m...
by ericdesouza
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic discussions
Topic: Why does wine oxidize to vinegar but not whisky?
Replies: 10
Views: 29067

Re: Why does wine oxidize to vinegar but not whisky?

No, it doesn't "oxidize". Biological action by microbes turns wine to vinegar. Nonetheless I think that the direct oxidation might be detectable, though much slower than evaporation for ethanol. Alcohols are known to form peroxides slowly (though primary alcohols should be very slow indeed...
by ericdesouza
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic discussions
Topic: Would eating undigestable polysacharrides = insoluble fiber?
Replies: 1
Views: 4132

Re: Would eating undigestable polysacharrides = insoluble fiber?

No. The effect will not be the same. Cellulose will be non-effective, in the sence that it will increase the bulk but will not increase calories.Chitin and shrimp exoskeleton will have different effect. They contain Notrogenous groups, such as NH2, which may have adverse effects. This may very from ...
by ericdesouza
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic discussions
Topic: FireFox 3.01 verses Opera 9.5 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 13135

Re: FireFox 3.01 verses Opera 9.5 ?

I personally like both OSs though. They're both good for whatever it is they're supposed to do. but opera is easier and faster. I installed Safari it works slow and then I installed Opera it worked great and then Mozilla fire fox it worked great also.