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What's the difference between a methane scrubber and an ammonia scrubber?

Methane, CH4...when not produced next to feces, an odorless gas, might be referred to informally as "toxic"...but is actually not (explosive, yes; can displace air and asphxyiate you, yes).

On the other hand, Ammonia, NH3...actually *is* VERY toxic to the brain.

Scrubbers try to remove these chemicals from some environment (typically, they might be required in factory smoke stacks or other means of gas emission).
Asificair · M
What's a methane scrubber?
Asificair · M
[@733785,SomeMichGuy] as I said, methane is filtered using a membrane, not being water soluble scrubbing is ineffective. Whereas ammonia is highly soluble and suitable for scrubbing methods.
[@854658,Asificair] It would seem that "scrubbing" refers to cleaning or removal of an undesirable component (and may well have been put forward by PR people in industries with very dirty emissions lol).

Though many [i]are[/i] based in solutions, passing gases through/over solids to remove unwanted components is also referred to as "scrubbing". Cf., e.g., the Wikipedia article on CO2 scrubbing, which mentions some of these no-solution-based methods, and specifically states

[quote]Activated carboncan be used as a carbon dioxide scrubber. Air with high carbon dioxide content, such as air from fruit storage locations, can be blown through beds of activated carbon and the carbon dioxide will absorb onto the activated carbon.[/quote]

Others are also mentioned.
Asificair · M
[@733785,SomeMichGuy] 😐
windinhishair · 61-69, M
One removes methane and the other ammonia. Two different molecules.
One is only legal in Tennessee
Tennessean · 26-30, F
There's ammonia scrubbers in Tennessee and methane scrubbers in Alabama.
[@437019,Tennessean] Those farting Alabamans!
Tennessean · 26-30, F
[@733785,SomeMichGuy] yeah I wish I was Tennessean, I hope my atoms will be recycled into a Tennessean body

 
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