September 1st, 2022, Sioux Falls, SD –
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. CO2 is present in the atmosphere as part of the earth’s natural cycle. Carbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless, incombustible gas formed during respiration, combustion, and organic decomposition. People who are exposed to high concentrations of CO2 may experience fatigue, tachycardia, and asphyxiation. This can lead to respiratory function problems, kidney damage, a coma, or death.
Sources of CO2
Three main factors have been the leading contribution of CO2 in the United States.
o Electricity – Electricity generation and transmission use a large amount of energy. The combustion of fossil fuels creates the majority of power in the U.S. This is the most significant source of CO2 emissions.
o Transportation – The combustion of gasoline, diesel, and other fuels in motor vehicles is the second largest source of CO2 emissions.
o Industrial processes – The modern age has brought us new products and industries, but the processes involved are another contributing factor to increases in CO2 emissions.
Due to human activities since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1850, CO2 levels have been steadily rising. As a result, more people rely on low-level detection with life safety systems. Hot spots for CO2 detection include high-traffic areas like schools, auditoriums, offices, and other community spaces that are frequently occupied.
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About Macurco Gas Detection
Macurco Gas Detection is a division of Aerionics Inc. Macurco designs develops and manufactures a complete set of fixed and portable gas detection monitors to protect workers, responders, and the community. Macurco has 50 years of proven gas detection experience in residential, commercial, and industrial gas monitoring. Macurco gas detection systems (HVAC, Fire & Security, AimSafety, and TracXP) are widely recognized by distributors and users for their high performance and consistent reliability.
Macurco is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more at www.macurco.com.
For more information about Macurco products, applications or gases please contact Macurco at 877-367-7891 or email us at [email protected].