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Any uses for fizzy liquids apart from drinks ?
« on: 21/07/2007 19:36:57 »
Hi All,

I was wondering...are there any other uses for ' fizzyness ' in liquids ? apart from making drinks that make you burp ?

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« Reply #1 on: 21/07/2007 20:05:57 »
Hi All,

I was wondering...are there any other uses for ' fizzyness ' in liquids ? apart from making drinks that make you burp ?

Thanks

neil

You could use it to take old sunk ship up from the deep sea: you bring there many barrels of fizzy water with packed salt/sugar/menthos candies inside of them. After a while, water dissolves the paper packet, the salt/sugar/menthos candies inside the packet comes in contact with the fizzy water in the barrel...huge release of gas...the ship comes up.

Or you could make a little toy-ship with the same principle using the released gas as propulsion (to move a propeller or as a little reaction engine, ecc).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 21/07/2007 20:06:18 »
Shake the bottle vigourously & the cork makes a good cannonball!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 21/07/2007 20:38:07 »
Hi All,

I was wondering...are there any other uses for ' fizzyness ' in liquids ? apart from making drinks that make you burp ?

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neil

You could use it to take old sunk ship up from the deep sea: you bring there many barrels of fizzy water with packed salt/sugar/menthos candies inside of them. After a while, water dissolves the paper packet, the salt/sugar/menthos candies inside the packet comes in contact with the fizzy water in the barrel...huge release of gas...the ship comes up.

Or you could make a little toy-ship with the same principle using the released gas as propulsion (to move a propeller or as a little reaction engine, ecc).

I am sure this already a tried and tested method !!....so much more convenient than the traditional way !!!..LOL....
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/07/2007 20:40:13 »
Shake the bottle vigourously & the cork makes a good cannonball!

This would have the secondary effect of imbibing the 'cannonball' recipient with intoxicating liquid joy !...the battle would be won and joy would be had by both sides !!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/07/2007 21:34:37 »
Shake the bottle vigourously & the cork makes a good cannonball!

This would have the secondary effect of imbibing the 'cannonball' recipient with intoxicating liquid joy !...the battle would be won and joy would be had by both sides !!

I wouldn't know about that. I learned it from Tom & Jerry!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 22/07/2007 01:24:46 »
Some of this is nomenclature.

There are many cases where we generate gas from a liquid, but we don't normally call it fuzziness unless it is in a drink.

The formation of foams are a common use for gasses in liquids (sometimes theses foams are solidified, such as in bread or polyurethane, but other times they remain as a liquid/gas foam.

As Alberto suggests, the creation of gas from chemical reactions can be used to generate power in a limited way (not so much fizzy drinks, as dropping alkasalsas into water, or just dropping a carbonate of any kind into a week acid.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 22/07/2007 05:41:25 »
It can be used to pressurize gas caps that are being depleted in oil fields to put pressure back into a reservoir and increase the oil recovered over the life of the field.

It is being done now.

(Thus ends the Article of Science. Amen)

 

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« Reply #8 on: 22/07/2007 15:03:03 »
It can be used to pressurize gas caps that are being depleted in oil fields to put pressure back into a reservoir and increase the oil recovered over the life of the field.

It is being done now.

(Thus ends the Article of Science. Amen)


...or to store CO2 inside earth to prevent greenhouse effect, maybe.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 22/07/2007 16:28:29 »
Most "fizzy drinks" contain dissolved CO2 sometimes known as carbonic acid, which is useful for cleaning many things.  Club soda is probably the best but I'm sure soda pop or even champagne would work just as well. 

Carbonic acid...

It will remove tarnish from jewelry or coins.
It gently cleans many stains from clothing.
It removes sticky gum from tangled hair.
It loosens rust from metal such as nuts and bolts, or chrome car bumpers.
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It can be used to clean battery terminals.


 

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« Reply #10 on: 22/07/2007 21:37:37 »
It will remove tarnish from jewelry or coins.


But not reccomended for use on expensive jewelry or coins of value, ie. Old coins in a collection.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 22/07/2007 23:44:26 »
Some of this is nomenclature.

There are many cases where we generate gas from a liquid, but we don't normally call it fuzziness unless it is in a drink.

The formation of foams are a common use for gasses in liquids (sometimes theses foams are solidified, such as in bread or polyurethane, but other times they remain as a liquid/gas foam.

As Alberto suggests, the creation of gas from chemical reactions can be used to generate power in a limited way (not so much fizzy drinks, as dropping alkasalsas into water, or just dropping a carbonate of any kind into a week acid.

THANK YOU George for your interesting comments.

Though my question was a little tongue -in - cheek I did also wonder if there really was a serious industrial use for a fizzy liquid.
Obviously maintaining the ' fizzyness' would be an ongoing issue too.

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« Reply #12 on: 22/07/2007 23:46:58 »
It can be used to pressurize gas caps that are being depleted in oil fields to put pressure back into a reservoir and increase the oil recovered over the life of the field.

It is being done now.

(Thus ends the Article of Science. Amen)



Another use for coca-cola !!..YAYYYYYYYYYYY !!...same colour as oil at least !!


..........hmmmmmm...fizzy oil !!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 22/07/2007 23:47:58 »
It can be used to pressurize gas caps that are being depleted in oil fields to put pressure back into a reservoir and increase the oil recovered over the life of the field.

It is being done now.

(Thus ends the Article of Science. Amen)


...or to store CO2 inside earth to prevent greenhouse effect, maybe.

Would this make the Earth burp ?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/07/2007 23:49:59 »
Most "fizzy drinks" contain dissolved CO2 sometimes known as carbonic acid, which is useful for cleaning many things.  Club soda is probably the best but I'm sure soda pop or even champagne would work just as well. 

Carbonic acid...

It will remove tarnish from jewelry or coins.
It gently cleans many stains from clothing.
It removes sticky gum from tangled hair.
It loosens rust from metal such as nuts and bolts, or chrome car bumpers.
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It can be used to clean battery terminals.




THANK YOU CC...........it's amazing how good coke is at cleaning coins !!......and I appreciate your other suggestions too....I like the loosening rust one !!....excellent !!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 23/07/2007 22:17:43 »
I did not know about it getting gum out of hair.. Peanut butter works also!
« Last Edit: 23/07/2007 22:19:26 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #16 on: 23/07/2007 22:21:03 »
What ?...peanut butter helps to get gum out of hair ?.....surely ewe jest !!!....smooth or crunchy !! ?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 23/07/2007 22:50:39 »
No it works like a charm.. is messy, but I think it is the oils it kind of breaks down the gum and it starts to come out! Rub it in real good and work it out.. other then that, they make a nasty smelling stuff called desolve it that works great, but then you wash like mad to get the smell out of your hair.. My children were gum monsters LIke me..LOL For a while I went through the bedrooms holding out a dish because I was tired of ungluing heads from pillows in the mornings! LOL
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« Reply #18 on: 23/07/2007 22:54:43 »
OH I missed the smooth or chunky part? That is of course your choice Kind Sir!
 

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