Saturday, August 28, 2010
Dry Water: a solution for global warming.
Dry Water is consist of 95% water and 5% nano-silica particles [ hydrophobic fumed silica ] and resembles a very fine powder (like icing sugar or flour) that has a slightly more liquid-like appearance; the silica coating prevents the water droplets from combining and turning back into a liquid. The result is a fine powder that can slurp up gases, which chemically combine with the water molecules to form a hydrate. Dry water was discovered in 1968 and got attention for its potential use in cosmetics. Scientists have reported at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston that "Dry Water" could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Professor Andrew Cooper[ pioneer scientist] and co-workers,University of Liverpool, found that dry water absorbed over three times as much carbon dioxide as ordinary, uncombined water and silica in the same space of time. This ability to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide gas as a hydrate could make it useful in helping to reduce global warming. Dry water absorb much more methane, up to 180 volumes of methane per volume of dry water, than when it’s wet. This property will be helpful in absorbing Methane, a GHG, very fast and will convert it into energy efficient granules as a green energy for vehicles. This is an UNIQUE DISCOVERY by Prof. Cooper and co-workers and must be consider for Nobel Prize.