Carbon Dioxide | Why is Carbon Dioxide Such An Important Greenhouse Gas?

Carbon Dioxide | Why is Carbon Dioxide Such An Important Greenhouse Gas?

Carbon Dioxide | Why is Carbon Dioxide Such An Important Greenhouse Gas?

Carbon Dioxide | Why is Carbon Dioxide Such An Important Greenhouse Gas?

At Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases & Equipment providers (AHG), one of our standard products is Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

Some essential facts about Carbon Dioxide:

  1. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a Chemical compound comprised of Carbon and Oxygen.
  2. At temperatures higher than -78.8°C, Carbon Dioxide sublimes as it cannot exist as a liquid at standard atmospheric pressure.
  3. At temperatures below -78.8°C, Carbon Dioxide can exist as a solid, known as Dry Ice
  4. Carbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless, and non-flammable gas that is heavier than air and soluble in Water.
  5. Carbon dioxide is considered a greenhouse gas because it helps traps heat in the atmosphere. Without it, and other gases, the Earth would be frozen.

What are the methods of producing Carbon Dioxide?

  1. Carbon dioxide is mostly produced by the burning of fossil fuels or as a result of some chemical reactions.
  2. Through the use of carbon capture technologies, air or the exhausts from manufacturing facilities is blown into a recovery unit.
  3. Inside the recovery unit, the carbon dioxide is separated from the other gases that would be available in the mix and purified.
  4. After the Carbon Dioxide is captured and purified, it is then transported to suitable storage sites.

Why is Carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas?

  1. The nickname of greenhouse gases is based on the same principle in which greenhouses that are used for plants utilize glass walls to trap in heat.
  2. Carbon Dioxide helps trap heat in our atmosphere. Without it, Earth would be so cold that life could not be sustained on it.
  3. Carbon Dioxide plays a key role in the Carbon Cycle.
  4. Carbon Dioxide is one of the essential elements of Photosynthesis.

The effect of increased Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in Earth’s Atmosphere:

  1. Increasing Carbon Dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere are causing global temperatures to rise. This disrupts other aspects of Earth’s climate, such as increased ocean temperatures which leads to coral bleaching.
  2. The global concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the air is estimated to have risen by almost 40% since the start of the industrial revolution.
  3. The oceans also absorb a large amount of Carbon Dioxide from the air. However, the increasing concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the air is also increasing the concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the water, which leads to increased water acidity.

We at Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases & Equipment believe in the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE). The concept of a Circular Carbon Economy revolves around the constant process of capturing, storing, and re-utilizing Carbon Dioxide significantly contributes to reducing global emissions. We have placed several carbon dioxide recovery units and are actively searching for new applications to utilize this Carbon Dioxide.

Today, AHG’s Carbon Dioxide is used in several applications such as:

  1. Carbonization of Drinks.
  2. Welding Applications.
  3. Concrete Injection.
  4. Dry Ice Production.
  5. Modified Atmosphere Packaging.
  6. Cryogenic Food Freezing.
  7. Cold Chain Logistics.
  8. Lowering of PH in Chemical Processes.

For almost 70 years, Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases & Equipment providers have been supplying the Saudi Arabian market with Industrial and Medical gases:

  1. AHG has a large fleet of over two hundred vehicles that transport our products across the Kingdom, and our continuously expanding list of branches is scattered across the Kingdom to ensure maximum coverage within the country.
  2. Some of our customers require a fit-for-purpose solution to match their specific requirements or to overcome logistical hurdles that can impact their supply.
  3. This is where AHG and Air Products, our international partners, can proudly say that we have extensive experience in providing our customers with customized solutions that provide their business with their exact requirements.

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