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

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  • SmarterEveryDay


    7 днів тому

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    • Quinn Sams

      Quinn Sams

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    • Boa !

      Boa !

      10 годин тому


    • WaveRain


      11 годин тому

      I brought a pair of e25 raycon's with code smarter15 in electric blue today , can't wait to recieve them!

    • Geoff CUNNINGHAM

      Geoff CUNNINGHAM

      17 годин тому

      do they need to replace gases like nitrogen?

    • Gw Builder

      Gw Builder

      День тому

      @Stan Ervin The idea is plausible; however, the lower the efficiency of the plant the more toxicity is generated. I think that is where the problem begins because the benefit verse the compound detriments create a negative cycle. In the natural environment those conditions can be overcome, but in a dependent environment where the oxygen generation is a necessity, those negatives make a no go situation. I like your determination, there is definitely an answer somewhere.

  • velcro kearns

    velcro kearns

    7 хвилин тому

    "i'm from ohio"
    "... oh"

  • Great Kim

    Great Kim

    10 хвилин тому

    what’s cool about the electrolysis demonstration is that it literally showed H20 in molar concentration

  • LawF250


    12 хвилин тому

    Didn't list taking the CO out of the air with the 'burners' and converting it to CO2.

  • Pizza Rolls

    Pizza Rolls

    36 хвилин тому

    You're on a watchlist now for saying "i have a ------ reactor"

  • Aniga Leh

    Aniga Leh

    43 хвилини тому

    I appreciate the training that went to all the crew.

  • Ultrafire 1247

    Ultrafire 1247

    50 хвилин тому

    Man all these high asvab scores in one very large container

  • OK


    Годину тому

    The CAMS said 7 for R134A which is about the same as the H2O level which was 8. How dangerous is this R134A leak? Does anyone know and how they plan to fix it?

  • Chris K

    Chris K

    Годину тому

    The nuclear reactor/reaction is used to generate heat with boils water which creates steam which turns electricity generating turbines. That’s how all nuclear reactors work. Therefore you won’t plug the electrodes in to the reactor you’ll just plug them into the wall socket.

  • GubbyHD


    Годину тому

    9:33 the guy

  • david morrill

    david morrill

    Годину тому

    Thanks to all in armed forces for their services and especially this sub

  • Stickyfinz


    Годину тому

    As an Hvac tech, I find this highly fascinating

  • Sean M

    Sean M

    Годину тому

    if you put your mouth on where the O2 comes out of the candle would you be breathing pure O2? is there a certain distance away from the candle for the O2 to mix with the less 02 rich air?

  • Stephen Clark

    Stephen Clark

    Годину тому

    12:08 Thought XO was Vin Diesel for a second...

  • Kent Keller

    Kent Keller

    2 години тому

    Submarines are amazing machines.

  • pdreidenbach


    2 години тому

    Amazing that they let you in a nuclear sub, and even bring a camera! Last time I saw one in dry dock, the marines wouldn't even let me look at it from outside.

  • holobolo


    2 години тому

    "so it's like coloring in kindergarten?" jesus dude, show some respect for his job.

  • james robinson

    james robinson

    2 години тому

    Not as cute as my dog.

  • Steve Jones

    Steve Jones

    2 години тому

    Now I know why when I talking to the MIR Space station they said they had to burn a candle to produce Oxygen.

  • Christian Taping

    Christian Taping

    2 години тому

    Plant trees inside submarine 😁 lol

  • Universitas Peternakan Ikan Lele - UPIL

    Universitas Peternakan Ikan Lele - UPIL

    2 години тому

    I am really glad that this kind of knowledge is no "secret" stuff. I'm happy to learn something here...

  • Universitas Peternakan Ikan Lele - UPIL

    Universitas Peternakan Ikan Lele - UPIL

    2 години тому

    Well, it's a great knowledge to know.. Thanks Destin!

  • USSBB62


    2 години тому

    Thank you for speaking intelligently and not dumbing down to us.

  • Brenton Fiedler

    Brenton Fiedler

    2 години тому

    Regarding the preheater: usually there is a rich to lean a mean exchanger in that position. Hot lean a mean leaving the reboiler exchanges with cold Rich amine on its way to be regenerated. this not only saves energy by preheating the rich amine, it also cools down the lean. Hotter amine doesn't absorb the CO2 as well

  • Sean


    3 години тому

    I do not miss burning candles

  • Astro


    3 години тому

    Dow: "I'm from Ohio"
    Destin: "Oh"
    Dow: "-hio"

    What could've been

  • USSBB62


    3 години тому


  • germanchokolat1


    3 години тому

    Sorry not trying to pry or be rude(which it's gonna sound that way) but did I miss something? He looks I'll? Or recovering from something maybe?... none of my business I guess...

  • inTruthbyGrace


    3 години тому

    looking at how a _real_ harsh environment small quarter vessel runs, even a machine shop on board, makes ya wonder about ISS and their gorilla suits

  • Robert Dawson

    Robert Dawson

    3 години тому

    We had three ways; 1. Oxygen banks-bleed it into the atmosphere. 2. Oxygen candles. Heat them and they omit O2 3. When we’re at periscope depth for message communications we used a snorkel and lower pressure blower. We did not have an oxygen generator

  • tigertank909


    3 години тому

    i already know a answer to your video ? the sub is surrounded by liquid air

  • Cob


    4 години тому

    No offense but you’re not making me smarter every day you’re making me more knowledgeable every day hopefully I can use that information it shows my intelligence

  • AIcat


    4 години тому

    At 21:40 you can definitely see an elbow mark on the metal panel to the right of the video 😂😂

  • Soviet Union

    Soviet Union

    4 години тому

    Me, an intellectual:
    Jumst put plamtz

  • Ripped fungus

    Ripped fungus

    4 години тому

    Fatter everyday

  • michael pratama

    michael pratama

    4 години тому


  • YuK1


    4 години тому

    Lockdown in a Whole different way

  • leighton stump

    leighton stump

    4 години тому

    is this the same as a space ship?

  • Neal Teitelbaum

    Neal Teitelbaum

    4 години тому

    You really explain things well. I appreciate the visuals bc that's how I learn also. Thx.

  • Ta Xa

    Ta Xa

    4 години тому

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    Kenny Ng

    5 годин тому

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  • Fetus


    5 годин тому

    Me: I need a pen !
    Dow: What kind? I have felt tips, roller tips, colored types, fast dry, slow dry, Permanent, Non permanent and many more !

  • guess what this is not my real name

    guess what this is not my real name

    5 годин тому

    Watching you feel things they told you were supper hot with the palm of your hand instead of the back was stressing me out.

  • Ray Allen

    Ray Allen

    5 годин тому

    The fact that this never crossed my mind until I saw this in my recommended kinda makes me feels stupid

  • BRUH_


    5 годин тому

    Guy in backround at 4:35 said O.o

  • wizard001001


    5 годин тому

    Hearing Destin repeatedly mispronounce amine hurt everytime. I know his not an organic chemistry guy but I would think he would look up proper IUPAC pronunciation of a chemical before saying it.

  • Big Tom

    Big Tom

    5 годин тому

    incase of am emergency the crew collects farts

  • Eric Dow

    Eric Dow

    5 годин тому

    Hey! Another DOW! :)

  • Chungwei Wang

    Chungwei Wang

    5 годин тому

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  • Tony Arc

    Tony Arc

    5 годин тому

    These are kids. So much for Captain Kirk in his 60s.

  • X XXX

    X XXX

    6 годин тому

    Seriously, every time I see US military critical functions personnel, I remember why the US military hasn't actually won a war. Ever.

  • Cheeky Monkees

    Cheeky Monkees

    6 годин тому

    EXCELLENT VIDEO! Thank you! Very interesting. One of your best videos.

  • Ronald Anderson

    Ronald Anderson

    6 годин тому

    Could you link the full Obama interview. Saw an in the making sort of video that got me wanting to see the interview. But can't seem to find the full anywhere.

  • Sam Bland

    Sam Bland

    6 годин тому

    I worked in a pool plant room when I was 21 and I accidentally mixed chlorine and hydrochloride and gassed the whole room out. Chlorine gas is not pleasant.

  • Danyal Mondol

    Danyal Mondol

    6 годин тому

    The creators of the game AmongUs are way smarter than i thought. 🤔

  • SecretG4mer


    6 годин тому

    Me an intellectual: They just put plants into the tanks

  • otrot land

    otrot land

    6 годин тому

    cool, why not convert co2 to remove the oxygen and carbon?

  • Barbarella Carpenter

    Barbarella Carpenter

    6 годин тому

    Where farts go in space?

  • margaret neanover

    margaret neanover

    6 годин тому

    You might want to make it public

  • Joshua Gibson

    Joshua Gibson

    6 годин тому

    He literally uses and said Nine inch Nail. Nice.

  • Haskell Hoeger

    Haskell Hoeger

    6 годин тому

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  • HeyLookIts Smith

    HeyLookIts Smith

    6 годин тому

    Being a Submarine Vet I was prepared for the worst. This was definitely fun to see again!

  • Mellissa Dalby

    Mellissa Dalby

    6 годин тому

    Excellent video. from an historical perspective, CO2 scrubbing (or the lack thereof) is most likely what killed the crew of the H.L. Hunley, the FIRST submarine to sink a ship in time of war. Just saying...
    More importantly, HI Princess Booper Snoot!

  • Juan Rocha

    Juan Rocha

    6 годин тому

    The worried fuel hooghly drum because brow superficially tow within a messy puffin. tidy, careful hub

  • kerry folden

    kerry folden

    6 годин тому

    not normal to live on a sub stop you fools

  • Van Wilder

    Van Wilder

    6 годин тому

    It's refreshing to see a young adult with manners and confidence. Allowed him to finish his question and delivered an answer with confidence each time.

  • john smith

    john smith

    6 годин тому

    Cousin Fartin Martin was rejected for sub duty

  • Mad Martian

    Mad Martian

    7 годин тому

    Did any other fools think he was hold a white chocolate Kit Kat bar in the thumbnail? 🤦‍♂️

  • Jason


    7 годин тому

    I have an interesting video for you! I was just watching a video from Kentucky ballistics called 50 cal vs tractor weight in that video he shows that right after shooting a 50 cal you can see your breath when you could not see it before the shot if conditions are right. Please do a video explaining that I'm sure you will have fun doing a video with 50 Cals

  • traviss wiley

    traviss wiley

    7 годин тому

    No way I could live on a sub. I would go crazy being in such tight spaces.

  • Scuffed


    7 годин тому

    4:35 in, his face in the background LOL!!

  • therealmatman


    7 годин тому

    Sprinkle LiOH on my bunk? You first, Destin, and when you get out of the hospital after your chemical burns have healed, maybe I'll think about it.

  • Craig Monteforte

    Craig Monteforte

    7 годин тому

    Cool video ! It’s nice to see how professional all the Submarine personell are

  • fred CDXX

    fred CDXX

    7 годин тому

    this is driving me nuts

  • John Trollston

    John Trollston

    7 годин тому

    This felt like 3rd year chemical engineering all over again 😂 cheers

  • بن سودان Abdul Sodan

    بن سودان Abdul Sodan

    7 годин тому

    Did you see the people in the submarine... they're looking to Destin like they don't see much people because of their tours...
    Thanks Destin we learned something

  • West Senkovec

    West Senkovec

    8 годин тому

    My uncle drive one of those submarines and he said they can hold their breath.

  • Tranxikoritian


    8 годин тому

    idk why but I like the sounds from that animation xD 24:20

  • nabiddy badiddy

    nabiddy badiddy

    8 годин тому

    Dustin: "This ia a lunar lander"
    Me: "What...for ants?!"

  • Chris Gonzalez

    Chris Gonzalez

    8 годин тому

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  • Ulujmf


    8 годин тому

    He should make a video about what kind of education those guys got

  • Red Revolver

    Red Revolver

    8 годин тому

    I’m an electrician and I would love to build a sub after looking at this.

  • Kelly Jackson

    Kelly Jackson

    9 годин тому

    crews mess Methane/Sulphur 99% sumbudy light a candle

  • Court Ben

    Court Ben

    9 годин тому

    I didn't know I needed to know this, I am glad I clicked on the link.

  • Henry T

    Henry T

    9 годин тому

    I thought they would use liquid oxygen but it seems too dangerous to have a big drum of liquid oxygen the sub lol.

  • Simon Wang

    Simon Wang

    9 годин тому

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  • Bill D.

    Bill D.

    9 годин тому

    Comforting to know our boat was not the only one to have problems with "the bomb". Our boat would burn candles all the time, especially before field day.

  • Suki Mu

    Suki Mu

    9 годин тому

    Russia: take notes comrade, free capitalist upgrades...

  • Terd Ferguson

    Terd Ferguson

    9 годин тому

    Why doesn’t earth run out of air?

  • George Garcia

    George Garcia

    9 годин тому

    wow! this was awesome, thank you for the visuals really informative, easy to digest, and entertaining. keep the lessons coming

  • Darius Tanz

    Darius Tanz

    9 годин тому

    Those people most be important to the government, aren’t they?

  • One piece is good change my mind :

    One piece is good change my mind :

    9 годин тому

    They use Nokia’s to give them unlimited air

  • Savanah Bustle

    Savanah Bustle

    9 годин тому

    Why isn’t technology like this being used in Countries with the poorest air quality? Is that even possible?

  • jonathan morand

    jonathan morand

    9 годин тому

    instead of releasing it into the atmosphere, Those guys should store the hydrogen into tanks at the very least. it's useful, and they've got to create tons of it if they make so much oxygen via electrolysis.
    have it done, I'm sure hydrogen could be useful for the army loll.

  • OrBiTaL18


    9 годин тому

    what about nitrogen content in the air almost 78% .. ?

  • the_lane_26 _

    the_lane_26 _

    9 годин тому


  • Jerry Zakariasen

    Jerry Zakariasen

    9 годин тому

    Great video! Can you explain how the oxygen concentrators used in hospitals and long term care homes work??

  • J R

    J R

    9 годин тому

    So I could turn a bath tub upside down create an air pocket and take 2 handheld passive systems with me and I could survive for a few hours?Cool.

  • holiday2010


    9 годин тому

    Way to not follow the MRC and wear proper ppe

  • soraXharu


    10 годин тому

    Hey Destin! I genuinely get smarter every day with your videos! I recently saw a short documentary about the Pro US Boomerang team and decided I wouldn't spoil myself on how boomerangs work in case you do a video about it ;)