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Successful Experiment of Converting Natural Gas into Burning ice

Burning ice from Natural Gas is in the experimental phase for the past decade. Scientists From the University of Singapore have done a successful experiment. According to the source the experiment has been done successfully in Singapore.

Successful experiments have been made to convert Natural gas into Burning ice. Which are then converted into cube-shaped hydrates which can be easily transferred from one place to another without any risk.

It is also commonly called ‘burning ice‘ because it looks like pieces of ice. These pieces have the potential to ignite when exposed to fire. Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have now come up with a way to convert it into solid at normal temperature and pressure.

This is a brand new way to solidify natural gas and can be done in just 15 minutes. Unlike traditional methods, very few toxic compounds are used to make it. Despite all the innovation, the usefulness of natural gas is still there, it is liquefied to move gas from one place to another, but it requires a system of very low temperature, minus 162 degrees Celsius.

The new method makes it much easier to solidify and store gas and move it from one place to another. This stage can also be seen in the natural plant, under which the gas is trapped in the ‘cages’ of water molecules, but this process takes millions of years. This process is called gas hydration.

Wrap Up

To speed up this process, Dr. Praveen Linga and Dr. Guru Bhattacharya have selected an amino acid called L-tryptophan, which rapidly converts gas into solid hydrates, that is, the gas turns into solid particles in just 15 minutes. In this process, the gas is solidified by stretching it 90 times and it solidifies.

Only in this laboratory can 100 kg of solid-gas be produced daily.

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