Students Learn How Recycling Can Help The Environment

Every car on the road is required by law to have a catalytic converter as part of the exhaust system. Catalytic converters convert harmful gases by using the heat of the exhaust to initiate the chemical process to change the toxic gasses to water and air. The exotic metals platinum, rhodium, and palladium are the catalyst for the chemical process to occur.

As with any mechanical device, catalytic converters break and need to be replaced. Fortunately, the scrap converter has value and can be sold for recycling. The precious metal contained in a converter are significant enough to justify recycling. However, the process of recovering the precious metals from the converters hard and time-consuming. Only experienced technicians have the skill and expertise to remove the precious metals.

The benefit of recycling catalytic converters is reducing the environmental impact needed to mine new metals and lessens the volume of these precious metals that must be mined to meet demand. Increasing the amount of recycled platinum, rhodium, and palladium is an example of how precious metals can be reused. Catalytic converters contain 3 to 7 grams of platinum alone which makes recycling a profitable venture.

Since 1975, catalytic converters were required on automobiles in the United States in compliance with the EPA regulations for auto exhaust. Since that time, recycling catalytic converters have been an important contributing factor helping to improve the environment. For more information for catalytic converter recycling, visit Converter Guy.

Middle School Students Research The Enzyme Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is an amazing natural enzyme. Dr. Hans Napier, a German research scientist, was the one who formally researched the attributes of this proteolytic enzyme that is extracted from the gut of silkworms. He found that his patients recovered from blocked artery disease or atherosclerosis. This enzyme effectively dissolved the protein fiber that clogged the arteries. Serrapeptase is prescribed for many health conditions because of its ability to dissolve all nonliving tissue, and effectively reduce postoperative swelling and inflammation in the body. For over 25 years, Serrapeptase has been popular in Europe and Asia. Doctors in the United States are beginning to realize the benefits of this product. It is classified and marketed here as a supplement.

The evidence supporting the cardiovascular benefits of Serrapeptase has given hope to many people suffering from blood clots and clogged arteries. Dr. Nieper, M.D. studied and documented the effects of Serrapeptase on his patient in his book entitled, The Curious Man: The Life and Works of Dr. Hans Nieper  Another interesting study as done at the University of Naples. The department of vascular surgery confirmed that Serrapeptase was effective with inflammatory venous diseases. It was also noted that this enzyme was tolerated in patients.

Although the research information appears promising for many health conditions, it is always advisable to discuss the use of any supplement with your health care provider to determine if it will be beneficial for you. For more information, visit


Middle School English Tutorials Help Students

Most of us at one time or another need a little extra help to achieve our goals. Middle school students are no different.  A little extra time and effort can make all the difference in the world for success and not to mention a boost in self-confidence. All of us learn at different rates. Some are more talented in math or various other subjects and some need extra help. In our schools, we now have students that are just learning English. Our schools are dealing with many more complex issues than ever before.

Educating a diverse population of individuals can be challenging but with a tutorial system in place, all students are getting the benefit of extra help if needed.