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Gas Type: Carbon Dioxide

What is Carbon Dioxide in simple word?

Carbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is a gas that exists naturally in the earth's atmosphere. It is composed of one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms, represented by the chemical formula CO2. 

Where does Carbon Dioxide (CO2) come from?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) comes from two natural sources such as human breathing, volcanoes, and plant decay. It also comes from human sources like burning fossil fuels and generating energy.

What produces the Most Carbon Dioxide?

  • 87 percent of all human-produced carbon dioxide emissions come from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, and oil.

  • The largest human source of carbon dioxide emissions stems from the combustion of fossil fuels.

  • Other human activities such as deforestation and certain industrial processes, also contribute to carbon dioxide production, but the burning of fossil fuels remains the largest single source.

Is Carbon Dioxide harmful to humans?

CO2 is considered to be toxic at high concentrations in confined spaces, and minimally toxic by inhalation. The primary health effects caused by CO2 are the result of its behavior as an asphyxiant.

When gas reduces or displaces the normal oxygen in breathing air symptoms of mild CO2 exposure can range from headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and convulsions.

What are the common uses for Carbon Dioxide?

  • Fire Suppression: CO2 is often used as a suppression agent to displace the oxygen and suppress the fire. 
  • Carbonation of Beverages: CO2  puts the "fizz" in many of our favorite beverages like soda, beer, and wine. Without it, we would have flat beverages.
  • Industrial Processes: CO2 is also used in wastewater treatments, in remediate industrial spills, and as an effective cleaning solvent. 
  • Food Preservation: CO2 can be used to preserve or freeze foods.  
  • Medical Applications: CO2 is often used as dry ice to flash freeze biological samples and provide refrigeration for vaccines. 

    What are the benefits of using a CO2 gas detector?

    1. A CO2 gas detector provides early detection of CO2 levels in the surrounding environment.
    2. CO2 gas detectors ensure a safe and healthy environment by indicating if a potential CO2 leak is present and alerting users to evacuate the area and take necessary precautions.
    3. CO2 gas detectors ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards which include monitoring and controlling CO2 levels at certain thresholds.

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