Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh, no!: What if some carbon dioxide got into our DRINKING WATER?

Not Under My Backyard: One German Town's Fight against CO2 Capture Technology - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
The next Chernobyl? A death blow to tourism? Poisoned drinking water? The residents of Beeskow, Germany worry that a planned CO2 storage facility under their town could end in disaster and are fighting the project. Europe, though, hopes the technology will drastically reduce emissions.
Carbonated Seltzer Water Tutorials » Carbon dioxide is the gas dissolved to prepare the carbonated drinks.
Carbonated drinks have become a part of our staple diet. The fizzy drink is loved by most and often when you are thirsty you would reach out for a carbonated soft drink. To create a carbonated drink the process that is involved is called as carbonation. The gas that is passed through water or the aqueous solution is carbon dioxide. Pressurized carbon dioxide is usually passed through the liquid to create the carbonated drink.

Carbonation is the process of dissolving carbon dioxide in water or an aqueous solution. The result of carbonation is formation of carbonic acid which has the chemical formula H2CO3. The process gives the fizz to carbonated water, beer, champagne etc.

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