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

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay6 dögum síðan

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  • Brett Moore

    Brett Moore

    Klukkustund síðan

    Funny plants do the same thing and produce food

  • Brett Moore

    Brett Moore

    Klukkustund síðan

    I know about the submarine o2 but how about the iss? And you look sick, please get sum greens and sum sun

  • Carol Cassidy

    Carol Cassidy

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    @The Goldey Family I doubt it, China and Russia save their money. They spend their taxes on benefiting their citizens, rather than the military. They manufacture everything the Americans purchase everyday.

  • Stan Ervin

    Stan Ervin

    Degi Síðan síðan

    @Ahmad the newb By everybody in the sub.

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    Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!

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  • Sreejit Nair
    Sreejit Nair3 mínútum síðan

    Man, its 3 AM here in India and I loved watching this video. Amazing piece of information. Hats off to the people on board the submarine as well.

  • potatochobit
    potatochobit11 mínútum síðan

    in world war II they most certainly ran out of air.

  • TheAnimeist
    TheAnimeist13 mínútum síðan

    How fortunate that you ran into your own dog.

  • AngryGamer 0503
    AngryGamer 050329 mínútum síðan

    So how was this done years ago before smart computers? Did they have to surface every now and then to pump in fresh air?

  • Geralt of Rivia
    Geralt of Rivia30 mínútum síðan

    Genuinely very interesting. Thanks Destin.

  • Apricity
    Apricity50 mínútum síðan

    iranian navy watching and taking notes

  • xxdinotrex7xx
    xxdinotrex7xx53 mínútum síðan

    i thought they just put a plant in there

  • Lucio Castro
    Lucio Castro54 mínútum síðan


  • Joey Flowers
    Joey Flowers57 mínútum síðan

    Wtf Dustin, you lit a fire on a submarine....

  • Chip van meter
    Chip van meterKlukkustund síðan

    Awesome only thing is we call them ships not boats lol

  • Zach Jackson
    Zach JacksonKlukkustund síðan

    4:56 the facial expression is amazing

  • Shivansh Singh
    Shivansh SinghKlukkustund síðan

    Can anybody tell me isn't hydrogen flammable so do they get rid of it after electrolysis 🤔

  • Desh727
    Desh727Klukkustund síðan

    Nato strap, I like your style 😎

  • Cameron Meyer
    Cameron MeyerKlukkustund síðan

    Okay so where's the navy barrel at? ;)

  • Klukkustund síðan

    What lovely people. Really interesting.

  • Omar Salih
    Omar SalihKlukkustund síðan

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  • ReefXtreme
    ReefXtremeKlukkustund síðan

    Awesome. Learnt a lot! Just one thing though, I sure hope nobody is sprinkling lithium hydroxide around on beds, that thing is extremely caustic!

  • Keith Kamps
    Keith KampsKlukkustund síðan

    Mind Blown.

  • Mickeyislowd
    MickeyislowdKlukkustund síðan

    There was a British sub under the arctic doing Arctic Ice research when there was an accident with these candles. There was an explosion/fire almost killing everyone on board.

  • Валентин Костюк
    Валентин КостюкKlukkustund síðan

    That is how those ice caps on poles are capt. Simple: put cool guys into submarine, send them to the pole. Admire those people.

  • Doug Sowell
    Doug SowellKlukkustund síðan

    The underwater tube of SCIENCE!

  • LPVit
    LPVitKlukkustund síðan

    "why won't subs run of air?" 9.5M subs O_0

  • k98killer
    k98killerKlukkustund síðan

    Kinda like solid rocket fuel in a way.

  • Affan Siddiqui
    Affan SiddiquiKlukkustund síðan

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  • No this is Patrick
    No this is PatrickKlukkustund síðan

    I be sippin that lean amine

  • Elon's Musk
    Elon's MuskKlukkustund síðan

    The preheater to the boiler stripper is nothing more than heat integration. Some waste heat from somewhere else on the ship is, I'm presuming, captured via a fluid and transferred there as a means to reduce the heating requirements of the boiler. Similar techniques are used in plants to offset utility costs. Here, probably done for safety reasons.

  • Brett Moore
    Brett MooreKlukkustund síðan

    Hate to say it but admitting the air system in the middle is a risk during our 100plus yr war we have been in

  • Marián Markovič
    Marián MarkovičKlukkustund síðan

    one question unansvered, where hydrogen from Oxide production goes?

  • Scully
    ScullyKlukkustund síðan

    Ah CAMS I use to work on that they have the CAMs mk 2 i like it way better then the mark 1. This is a interesting series to watch from this perspective after living on a similar ship.

  • Marc Z
    Marc ZKlukkustund síðan

    Dude, your excitement and fascination are infectious! I love your channel! I bet you could find a way to make paint drying fun and interesting!

  • Aiwin Paul
    Aiwin PaulKlukkustund síðan

    Austin Evans works in submarine now

  • Javier Kun
    Javier KunKlukkustund síðan

    finding leak still manual in 2021 funny...

  • speaktohand
    speaktohandKlukkustund síðan

    Start Cayo perico heist 😂😂 lol

  • Odj Uw
    Odj Uw2 klukkustundum síðan

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  • Myles Willis
    Myles Willis2 klukkustundum síðan

    Are you actually jroc?

  • Terry Brewer
    Terry Brewer2 klukkustundum síðan

    Dear Destin Sandlin, I'm unable to find you on "Rumble" under your name or your YT Channel name. Please get a "Rumble" account and upload videos there simultaneously. I and many others are leaving YT and hope to see you there on Rumble. Thank You.

  • rana t
    rana t2 klukkustundum síðan

    What utter garbage, burning candles to produce o2. DUSTBIN why are u such a fool or are you just fooling the gullible.

  • ShiaLaBluff
    ShiaLaBluff2 klukkustundum síðan

    I wonder what the summed up costs are of running this steel tube filled with people and extremely dangerous stuff for a day. Must be insanely high.

  • ;0;
    ;0;2 klukkustundum síðan

    What would happen if you farted on the sub? The smell wouldn't go away unless it touches the ac

  • wes
    wes2 klukkustundum síðan

    I learned a lot more than I thought I would

    VDBSS2 klukkustundum síðan

    I've seen an attempt to use this same technology to harvest hydrogen from water then inject it into the induction system of petrol/diesel engines which supposedly resulted in lower emissions and an increase in fuel economy however it's unclear if the end result was worth investing in as the gains were relatively small and therefore required that one do a lot of mileage for it to pay for itself. I believe the company was called 'CGON systems' and they were based in SW of England.

  • minij hooi
    minij hooi2 klukkustundum síðan

    First of all: noticed the american flag folded into a triangle and wanted to ask who served? And second: love your videos!!

  • Juan Hernandez
    Juan Hernandez2 klukkustundum síðan

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  • minij hooi

    minij hooi

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Oxygen Not Included - Submarine edition

  • Ryan Hume
    Ryan Hume2 klukkustundum síðan

    But would it smell like bad breath eventually?

  • Rhino
    Rhino2 klukkustundum síðan

    Great video. We use some similar chemicals in anesthesia machine absorbers.

  • Brandonmac245555
    Brandonmac2455552 klukkustundum síðan


  • J.R. In WV
    J.R. In WV2 klukkustundum síðan

    So if the byproduct of burning is iron oxide then those clinkers are basically giant chunks of rust?

  • John Kean
    John Kean3 klukkustundum síðan

    You're naughty . Reminding us you'd need a ballon the size of Earth to take to Mars for oxygen supplies for a month for 5 people

  • rana t

    rana t

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Fool me once shame on you fool me twice ......., the whole thing is a scam. Natural sea water h2o powering the sub h2 and producing o2!

  • Michael Carnright
    Michael Carnright3 klukkustundum síðan

    Hope you told him where the term clinker came from, the blacksmithing term I mean :-)

  • Ishmael Maphingers
    Ishmael Maphingers3 klukkustundum síðan

    If you ever want to play a game involving the things taught here, you should play "Oxygen Not Included"

  • Turtles ?
    Turtles ?3 klukkustundum síðan

    That guy sounded like he was in such a bad mood 😂

  • Mr West Las Vegas -
    Mr West Las Vegas - WestLasVegas.com3 klukkustundum síðan

    This is how the sausage gets made lol. Don't use that term on a ship with seaman 🤣🤣🤣

  • Ken Whales
    Ken Whales3 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you! Your video are awesome! I learn so much stuff! You make everything sound simple in your explanation.

  • sssackaj
    sssackaj3 klukkustundum síðan

    Just discovered this page. I'm so excited to watch them all. Fantastic topic and breakdown.

  • heavyirontech
    heavyirontech3 klukkustundum síðan

    The only reference I could think of in respect to "Clinker" is how when a patient uses a bed pan and makes a solid bowel movement they call it a "Clinker" due to the sides of a stainless bed pan. Honestly they kind of look like a form of excrement.

    S. PORTER3 klukkustundum síðan

    The lack of oxygen and high C02 is ensigns, NUBS, staff pick-ups, RIDERS, and LAN-TECH placing cams alarms in cut-out,and COW/CO-PILOT not reviewing logs...and then...

  • Kenneth Kline
    Kenneth Kline3 klukkustundum síðan

    I hope you never run out of Subs

  • Hakkensha Shinsekait
    Hakkensha Shinsekait3 klukkustundum síðan

    Oxygen Not Included - Submarine edition

  • Ritchie Williams
    Ritchie Williams3 klukkustundum síðan

    did you just tease us with the Firefly Blue Ghost? I'll be working on that project!

  • Eric G
    Eric G3 klukkustundum síðan

    *DESTIN:* Talks super sciencey to the point of my brain lagging out *ALSO DESTIN:* Ya put dem in yur earholes!

  • I do games
    I do games3 klukkustundum síðan

    Princess Booper-snoot! I love her name!

  • n00bHaMmEr
    n00bHaMmEr4 klukkustundum síðan

    Dow is hard to understand. lol

  • ❤️JustTwice❤️
    ❤️JustTwice❤️4 klukkustundum síðan

    That was very educational. Thx

  • Jesse Platt
    Jesse Platt4 klukkustundum síðan

    Ehh its nuclear (nu)(clear) not nuculer, annoying to listen to...

  • Joe Barrett
    Joe Barrett4 klukkustundum síðan

    Brilliant vid and very educational. Thanks

  • John M
    John M4 klukkustundum síðan

    18:30 Nice go fasters.

  • Ratio Unkn
    Ratio Unkn4 klukkustundum síðan

    But how does the ISS get fresh air?

  • Benicio Moran
    Benicio Moran4 klukkustundum síðan

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  • John Wilson
    John Wilson4 klukkustundum síðan

    As usual a wonderful video, and Destin keep on blowing our minds!

  • OGXbox dotCOM
    OGXbox dotCOM4 klukkustundum síðan

    I wonder how difficult this is to maintain on enchilada night.

  • David F
    David F4 klukkustundum síðan

    12:40 I would imagine that the reason they're called clinkers is because they resemble clinker waste left over from coal fires and the like.

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    lergic telerg4 klukkustundum síðan

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    skyblade bloodheart4 klukkustundum síðan

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  • Grant Butler
    Grant Butler4 klukkustundum síðan

    Now we need dog videos. Make them super educational like all your videos, but they must include Princess Boop-er-snoop

  • actually
    actually4 klukkustundum síðan

    smarter every day: this video smarter smarter every day: *breathe to create air*

  • Pete Brown
    Pete Brown4 klukkustundum síðan

    Burning your popcorn in the microwave must be a capital offense on a sub.

  • Jeff Lockwood
    Jeff Lockwood4 klukkustundum síðan

    Very interesting. And this, boys and girls is why taking a Chemistry class may be more fortuitous than the Gender Studies curriculum.

  • Kyle Alder
    Kyle Alder5 klukkustundum síðan

    4:55 When you talk about sausage around sailors...

  • Elloli
    Elloli5 klukkustundum síðan

    *because they are mechanical fish*

  • Winterfalke
    Winterfalke5 klukkustundum síðan

    So "klinker" is a blacksmithing and heating term for the glassy slag left over while burning coal, it's a hard slag inclusion independent from the ash that needs to be broken and cleared to prevent it from blocking teh airflow. Most coal burning devices have a "klinker breaker" to, obviously, break the klinker into pieces so it can fall through the grate.

  • Slawomir Bak
    Slawomir Bak5 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it possible to get poisoned because of the oxygen toxicity aboard submarine. Any means to prevent it?

  • Mikey Mike
    Mikey Mike5 klukkustundum síðan

    Definitely can't be claustrophobic working and living on a sub!

  • NabiL
    NabiL5 klukkustundum síðan

    can't we use MEA or Lithium Hydroxide to *Fix GLOBAL WARMING?*

  • Dave
    Dave5 klukkustundum síðan

    Brave chaps Submariners 👏

  • Oscar The Viking
    Oscar The Viking5 klukkustundum síðan

    Can’t they just airdrop oxygen

  • Homeless Genie
    Homeless Genie5 klukkustundum síðan

    @8:05 I don't think I've seen a better 'explanation' in my life lol

  • Joe Groundswell
    Joe Groundswell5 klukkustundum síðan

    Greetings from S.E England.Excellent information.Well done.

  • solobackpacking
    solobackpacking5 klukkustundum síðan

    Thx... I am a bit more knowledgeable now. I thought subs squeezed the air out of little fishes.

  • Lillian Coleman
    Lillian Coleman5 klukkustundum síðan

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  • The Man
    The Man5 klukkustundum síðan

    Cams? Kinda sus 🥴

  • Dragoonsoul7878
    Dragoonsoul78785 klukkustundum síðan

    I threw a sub into the water and the lettuce wilted. I believe this video is a lie. Also it ruined the bread.

  • Ebisu Vibes
    Ebisu Vibes5 klukkustundum síðan

    the guy that let you light it sounded so nice

  • NerdyCygnus
    NerdyCygnus5 klukkustundum síðan

    i hope jake paul subs run out of air

  • Jacob Nyhart
    Jacob Nyhart5 klukkustundum síðan

    Ahhhh, Amine. That smell just isn't right the first time you experience it, but you get used to it pretty quick. It is funny to watch how spouses react to that smell the first time their sailor returns from a sea jaunty. Whenever we deployed , we would keep our civilian clothes inside of vacuum sealed bags to keep them from smelling like Amine. Made our port trips to the bars much better. We also had the added benefits of conserving space in our bunk racks (since the vacuum sealing of the bags compressed the clothes) AND our clothes didn't get all wrinkled up. All told, knowing how vitally important Amine was to our survival, we were more than happy to absorb that smell for the sake of our safety. :) Great video Destin. I love this series because it takes me back to my days onboard my sub.

  • piwi2005
    piwi20056 klukkustundum síðan

    Nice video ! However, it leaves a question unanswered : Why would an oxygen candle be more efficient than a flat liquid oxygen container ?

  • TesserId
    TesserId6 klukkustundum síðan

    Good lord. Are those read-out panels CRT's from the 80's?

  • DoucantNevrneir
    DoucantNevrneir6 klukkustundum síðan

    I got taught about these in A school. A little sad I never got to work on them.

  • Ghostified Gamer
    Ghostified Gamer6 klukkustundum síðan

    Watching these guys work is so captivating. Kudos to you for getting the opportunity to experience and capture this experience.

  • Daniel Enriquez
    Daniel Enriquez6 klukkustundum síðan

    Anyone else notice how the guy at 4:37 walked out awkwardly