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Innovations decreasing electricity generation costs: quantitative estimations till 2025 for solid fuel plants

Very recently InnoEnergy commissioned a study to BVG Associates to evaluate how innovation would impact the electricity generating cost, in Europe and till 2025, from new gas CHP (combined heat and power) plants and retrofitted coal plants. 649 more words

Fire safety research, part 1: Pressure rise in compartment fires

What are the things that make fire dangerous? This looks like a simple question, as everyone knows that getting a large burn injury can be deadly, as can the toxic gaseous products of combustion, which act either by simply displacing oxygen from the air or from red blood cells (like carbon dioxide and monoxide), or by causing irritation and damage in the airways (like hydrogen chloride and other nasties that can form when PVC plastics used as electrical insulators decompose at high temperatures). 307 more words


Whoosh Bottles

Q: Where does the fire and sound in a whoosh bottle come from?

Based on some of the science demonstrations I’ve been a part of in the past, I think liking fire is an unspoken requirement to become a chemist.  382 more words


What are the most energetic combustible materials?

Most people have seen several examples of combustion reactions that produce different flame temperatures. The temperature of a campfire can be somewhat over 800 deg C, while the flame of an oxyacetylene torch in welding can reach a temperature of over 3000 deg C. 1,286 more words


2nd spontaneous combustion leads to demolition at Flamborough veal plant

There were 2 spontaneous combustions in 5 days at Delft Blue Veal Inc.

CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2016 10:11 AM ET 257 more words

Combustion Reactions

Last post’s break up had some arguing, but for the most part it was just sad. This time around, get ready for an explosive argument that ends in a catastrophic split. 963 more words