Linde supports Antarctic research into CO2


Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has announced an agreement with the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK to support Antarctic research into the growing environmental impact of CO2 emissions.

Linde will support project ANDREX (Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export) by supplying a technologically complex and rare reference gas required for the expedition to Antarctica to research the role of the Southern Ocean in the global climate system.

A cylinder containing a HiQ® calibration gas mixture with 30 parts per trillion (ppt) of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) will accompany the research team from the University’s School of Environmental Sciences on its voyage to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica in March 2010.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the world’s oceans have absorbed approximately 30% of all anthropogenic – or human-derived – carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere.

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