‘Dry water’ no longer an oxymoron

Scientists at Liverpool University have created what is being called “dry water”, a substance that resembles powdered sugar and has several potential commercial applications.

Dry water, which is made up of water droplets coated in silica, has a powerful ability to absorb gases and researchers believe it could be used to mitigate global warming by soaking up carbon dioxide.

Other potential uses for dry water include the storage of methane gas and the production of succinic acid, a key raw material utilised in the production of drugs, food ingredients and other consumer products.

 

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