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Scottish Noble Gas Chemist William Ramsay Honoured By Google

William Ramsay, a Scottish chemist who discovered the Nobel Gasses KRYPTON, argon, neon and xenon – not so much the gases but the man who discovered them, Sir William Ramsay, a Nobel Prize-winning Scottish scientist, who was remembered in a … Continue reading

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Product From Natural Gas

Linde Engineering (Pullach, Germany; www.linde-engineering.com) has developed a process to recover helium, hydrocarbons and purified carbon dioxide from natural gas, while conditioning the natural gas for pipeline transport by adjusting the water and heavy-hydrocarbon dew point and the CO2 concentration. … Continue reading

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Earth Notes: Arizona’s Helium Boom

Helium exploration equipment Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. But here on Earth it’s in much shorter supply. As demand has increased, companies have aggressively ramped up helium exploration in the U.S.—including northern Arizona. Beyond making … Continue reading

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Global helium Shortages Could Be Good News For Companies Such As Georgina Energy

Prices of the element, which is used to cool MRI scanners and make semiconductors, have risen around 50% year-on-year amid a tightening supply An ongoing shortage of helium, with prices of the gas rising around 135% to US$0.28 per cubic … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage: ‘Prices Just Keep Going Up And Up

If you want to buy a helium-filled balloon for a celebration, then it’s likely you’ll be paying a bit more for the privilege. “Prices just keep going up and up,” says Steve Durnford, director of family business Balloons of London. … Continue reading

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