Carbon Dioxide Detection

Detecting World’s Most Notorious Gas

Despite being only being 0.4% of atmospheric air there is no other gas that has gained as much bad reputation as carbon dioxide (CO2) after the world’s attention turned to climate change and global warming. Emissions of carbon dioxide, primarily from the use of fossil fuels and deforestation, have rapidly increased Carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, contributing to global warming.

Volcanoes, forest fires, hot springs, and geysers are natural sources of Co2. It is also liberated from carbonate rocks through dissolution in water and acids. Carbon dioxide is naturally found in groundwater, rivers and lakes, ice caps, glaciers, and seawater because it is soluble in water. It can be found in petroleum and natural gas deposits underground. Carbon dioxide is also the respiratory waste of most living organisms. Life on earth depends on carbon dioxide as plants need CO2 to conduct photosynthesis.

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Carbon dioxide detection is extremely important to secure human life. Carbon dioxide monitoring is essential as it is an odourless gas and can accumulate in large quantities unnoticed. Check out our range of carbon dioxide monitors to ensure safety. 

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The Dangers of Excess Carbon Dioxide Concentrations

CO2 can seep into basements through stone walls or cracks in floors and foundations in areas where CO2 levels in soils are high. CO2 can build up in buildings with a lot of people or animals, and it’s a sign that there’s a problem with the building’s or home’s fresh air circulation. CO2 levels above a certain threshold can suffocate oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2), posing an asphyxiation risk. 

CO2 exposure can have a variety of health consequences. Headaches, dizziness, restlessness, tingling or pins-and-needles sensations, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, respiratory failure, and convulsions are some of the symptoms that can occur.

Industries That Work With Carbon Dioxide

To increase the hardness of casting moulds, carbon dioxide is used in the metal manufacturing process. Carbon dioxide is also used as a component in the making of steel and iron also. It is used to remove the excess oxygen during the process.

Aggregates used to make cement stronger are made by converting gaseous CO2 into solid mineral carbonates like calcium carbonate (CaCO3), a process known as CO2 mineralization. Aggregates are used in concrete, asphalt, and construction fill. CO2 can be used to “cure” concrete instead of water during the mixing process, resulting in similar mineralization. In addition to saving a lot of water, this actually makes the resulting concrete stronger.

Large amounts of CO2 is used as a raw material in the chemical process industry, particularly for the production of methanol and urea and other carbon compounds. 

Carbon dioxide is used in petroleum rigs to extract oil and maintain pressure inside rock formations. Carbon dioxide is pumped into oil beds where, it partially dissolves into the oil, making it less viscous and allowing the oil to be extracted easily from rock layers. This method can extract a significant volume of oil.

Carbon dioxide is also a major component in the manufacturing of Plastics and rubber.

Breweries use high carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations during the fermentation process and other steps of the brewing process. Carbon dioxide gas is used to carbonate soft drinks, beers, and wines, as well as to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth.