Stable Isotope Environments

 

"A stable isotope environment is an environment from which all unstable isotopes of fundamental elements have been removed."  Brett E. Patrick

 

A Stable Isotope Environment naturally has a reduced incidence of background radiation, due to the lower proportion of naturally occurring unstable isotopes.  The constituents of stable isotope environments can be calculated by multiplying the natural abundance of stable isotopes by the natural abundance of elements (for a given environment).

 

Stable Isotope filtration systems to remove molecular constituents with unstable isotopes could potentially be very beneficial for residential, commercial, and transportation systems, where people spend 90% or more of their time.

 

Stable Isotope filtration systems to remove molecular constituents with unstable isotopes could provide new opportunities for agricultural development, which provides the primary source of carbon for human consumption.  This is a critical development to further research, to determine the measurable benefit of reduced Carbon-14 (14C) consumption.  Plants grown in an ideal Stable Isotope Environment would, upon radiocarbon date testing, appear to be as old as the earth.

 

Benefits

 

Reduced Genetic Damage and Spontaneous Mutations

 

Plants that grow in a Stable Isotope Environment are able to fix stable isotopes of carbon from the air, and hydrogen from the water.  When these are consumed by animals and/or subsequently by humans, the DNA composition of new cells will contain lower quantities of unstable isotopes over time.  Some calculations suggest our entire bodies regenerate every 7 years.  In this manner, over time, the incidence of spontaneous genetic mutations due to internal background radiation could reduce as unstable isotopes are replaced with stable isotopes.  In theory, this reduction of spontaneous genetic alterations could help reduce related incidence of cancer.

 

 

Nuclear Fallout or Accident Mitigation

 

Any structures, buildings, or facilities, such as a residence, with stable isotope filtration systems could potentially be a safe haven in the event of a nuclear accident, large scale nuclear contamination, or nuclear fallout.  Large scale nuclear contamination could occur in the event of a terrorist attack, power plant malfunction, transportation system failure, waste containment failure, or nuclear war.  The proliferation of nuclear technology is a trend that suggests local or large scale contamination events are increasingly likely to occur, regardless of the source or type of event. 

 

Stable Isotope water filtration system could remove all of the molecules containing 3H from the water, (including any heavier isotopes or contaminating elements present), leaving only 1H-1H-16O (H2O) water, which is a pure, stable, light-isotopic form of molecular water.  Stable Isotope air filtration system, such as we are currently developing, would remove anything other than 16O-16O (O2) oxygen, 14N-14N (N2) nitrogen, and 12C-16O-16O (CO2), which are the pure, stable, light-isotopic forms of the primary and essential gases in the air. 

 

 

Nuclear Activation Resistance

 

Biological systems that have persisted in a SIE long enough to contain very high levels of stable isotopes, will contain principally light versions of fundamental isotopes, these being 1H, 12C, 16O, and 14N.  Each of these isotopes can absorb one neutron each and still be a stable isotope.  Neutrons are constantly added to our environment by nuclear decay of unstable isotopes and from cosmic radiation.  A neutron bomb (i.e., a type of nuclear weapon) has the effect of generating a surge of neutrons in the environment, and most living systems cannot recover from a large dose of neutrons.  These excess neutrons fuse with the nuclei they encounter, and in cases where excess neutron capacity is not available, they produce unstable isotopes which subsequently decay.  Biological systems with a ligher than natural isotopic composition (due to SIE development and utilization) will have an increased immunity from neutron activation.

 

The constant bombardment of solar and cosmic radiation the Earth receives generates unstable isotopes in the Earth's atmosphere.  Some of these high energy particles (e.g., neutrons) can penetrate a SIE and cause reactions inside a SIE.  There are two means of mitigating this risk; shielding, and reprocessing.  Shielding the parameter of the SIE can reduce the incidence of cosmic radiation affecting the contents.  This is a topic unto itself, actually, and additional studies are needed to determine optimal shielding solutions that are both economical and empirically beneficial.  Reprocessing or re-filtering the contents of a SIE through filtration systems could be useful for the removal of unstable isotopes introduced by cosmic radiation, as well as contamination or products from systems not originating from a SIE, e.g., gases exhaled by biological systems that did not develop in a SIE, which are likely to contain unstable isotopes.

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