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Converting Coal Into Natural Gas Can Prevent Thousands Of Premature Death But Increase Carbon Dioxide Emission

Apr 26, 2017 12:16 PM EDT


A new research regarding converting coal in China has some drastic results from the researchers. As per them, the conversion of coal into a natural gas can prevent tens of thousands of premature death every year. But there is an issue, which also states that it can be undermining efforts to rein in the emissions of greenhouse gasses.

According to Phys.org, scientists from the United States and China say in the vicinity of 20,000 and 41,000 unexpected life losses yearly could be avoided by changing over exhaust cloud initiating Chinese coal into cleaner natural gas. The converting coal technique will save lives but also be a problem for the environment in a way that the carbon dioxide emission will get increased.

Converting coal into natural gas will produce twice carbon dioxide because the fuel is converted and burned again. This will be affecting the world's environment seriously. Natural gas delivers far less of the minor particles of contamination that spill out of coal, let goes control plants and the little coal burners that numerous Chinese use for warming and cooking.

The smog, with particles a minor 2.5 microns in breadth, much of the time covers Beijing and major urban ranges in China's thickly populated eastern territories. It is an endangering moment for public health when these particles get into lungs of humans through breathing. Bloomberg reported the condition of the air quality of China can be solved using converting coal technique.

The findings in the research paper of converting coal into natural gas were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. With the coal-to-gas plants, China's objective to settle its reality driving carbon discharges of around 10 billion tons (9.1 billion metric tons) every year by 2030 would stay achievable however more troublesome. A driving component will be whether the nation can change its economy far from vitality escalated assembling to more administration based ventures. The technology is doable but is not very reliable, as per the researchers.

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