Properties of saturated liquid Carbon Dioxide - CO2 - density, specific heat capacity, kinematic viscosity, thermal conductivity and Prandtl number can be found in the table below
- T -
- ρ -
|Specific Heat Capacity
- cp -
(103 J/kg K)
- k -
- ν -
- Pr -
Carbon dioxide gas is produced from the combustion of coal or hydrocarbons, by fermentation of liquids and the breathing of humans and animals, and by volcanoes.
Carbon dioxide is at a low concentration in the atmosphere and acts as a greenhouse gas. Carbon dioxide is used by plants to produce carbohydrates. The photosynthesis process releases oxygen to the atmosphere.
Carbon dioxide gas is colorless and heavier than air and has a slightly irritating odor.
Freezing point is -78.5 oC where it forms carbon dioxide snow or dry ice.