20 thoughts on “Carbon Dioxide (Part I) – Periodic Table of Videos”

  1. The part about the container with the synthetic sapphire windows got me wondering, does anybody know what the color of liquid anhydrous ammonia is? Like, in the way that water is essentially colorless in small volumes, but has a blue tint that becomes apparent in large volumes, what color would ammonia be? I guess what I'm asking is to what visible wavelengths is anhydrous ammonia most transparent.

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  2. Another potentially important future use of Supercritical CO2 is as a working fluid in Closer Cycle Gas Turbines, replacing the Victronian steam engines in thermal electricity generating station. Depending on the fuel used and the setup of the plant, thermal power stations can consume vast quantities of water for steam generation and cooling, which is why most large scale centralized generation are located on the shores of lakes, rivers & the sea

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  3. Another potentially important future use of Supercritical CO2 is as a working fluid in Closer Cycle Gas Turbines, replacing the Victronian steam engines in thermal electricity generating station. Depending on the fuel used and the setup of the plant, thermal power stations can consume vast quantities of water for steam generation and cooling, which is why most large scale centralized generation are located on the shores of lakes, rivers & the sea

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  4.  Using less fossil fuel does have it's costs, and many of them could be quite significant and dramatic. Just as our environment is fragile so is the world economy. Historically entire cultures have collapsed and withered away because of economic hardship. We live in a petroleum based economy with the bulk of all energy production and use attributed to petroleum. Thus, any reduction in petroleum energy output means a somewhat proportionate reduction in economic capacity not with standing minor variations in attempts at energy conservation.

    So, be ready for economic turn downs with their associated increased poverty in the modern nations, and the more serious starvation and the like in the developing world. Be ready also for the inevitable conflicts that will ensue; war, regional battles, exacerbation of existing social conflicts, etc. Hardly a no cost scenario as the authors of this piece suggest.

    Still, the alternative of doing nothing reads similarly.

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  5. pop rock candy is pressurized with carbon dioxide. and joes crab shack makes a incredible alcohol slurpee that they put the pop rocks on top when they deliver it to your table….I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee chemistry

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  6. I'm really sad that you showed what seems to be a nuclear power plant while talking about CO2, this is quite confusing for people that don't know it's water that comes out of it!

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  7. Some people like their coffee without caffeine. Other people like their soda with caffeine. It's not "being a twat", it's selling what people like.

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