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sharkeyandgeorge

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« on: 27/06/2006 17:23:56 »
watching a programme last night on the commando raid to destroy the telemark heavy water plant in world war 2 I wondered what was this plant doing producing heavy water in the first place so my questions are.
are thier any non nuclear uses for heavy water and what are they?
what was a plant in norway doing producing it?
and why was it so inaccessible was the location important to the production or was it for secrecy?
and finally how do you produce heavy water anyway?

thanking you in advance for your clear concise answers

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Re: telemark
« Reply #1 on: 28/06/2006 07:00:46 »
Never heard of it.
 

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Re: telemark
« Reply #2 on: 28/06/2006 07:12:50 »
Me, me, me... I know, I know!.

Heavy water is a by-product in the production of ammonia fertilisers.
The plant in question was run by Norsk Hydro so I would imagine the location had something to do with available water resources such as a waterfall.
Heavy water can be produced by electrolysis.

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Re: telemark
« Reply #3 on: 28/06/2006 09:05:31 »
thank you doctor beaver always a font of information

J.B.S Haldane on the perforated eardrums which were a consequence of his pressure experiments "the drum generally heals up; and if a hole remains in it, although one is somewhat deaf, one can blow tobacco smoke out of  the ear in question, which is a social accomplishment".
 

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Re: telemark
« Reply #4 on: 28/06/2006 09:05:31 »
thank you doctor beaver always a font of information

J.B.S Haldane on the perforated eardrums which were a consequence of his pressure experiments "the drum generally heals up; and if a hole remains in it, although one is somewhat deaf, one can blow tobacco smoke out of  the ear in question, which is a social accomplishment".
 

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