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Soot-free ‘blue whirl’ flame recreated by researchers that could be handy in cleaning up oil spills – Firstpost

FP TrendingAug 14, 2020 17:03:10 IST
A few years ago, while investigating more efficient ways of using fire to clean up oil spills in the ocean, researchers discovered an elusive phenomenon called the ‘blue whirl flame’  a soot-free flame that consumes all the fuel it encounters. Recently, researchers, while experimenting with fire whirls, accidentally generated this clean flame.
According to a report in Science News, the phenomenon was first reported in 2016 when researchers ignited liquid fu…

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