Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire that can clean up oil spills


New Fire Type

Fire has been around for thousands of years and yet it continues to amaze us with new scientific discoveries surrounding the substance. Recently, a group of scientists decided to create a new type of flame.

Researchers at the University of Maryland discovered a new fiery phenomenon. The fire starts as a simple yellow flame that quickly turns into a blue cycle of fire.

What starts as a simple yellow flame quickly transforms into a whirling, blue cyclone of fire.

The “blue whirl” is formed when there is enough oxygen inside the flame. The fire creates minimal soot and that enabled a faster combustion and a cleaner burn.

There are some real-life applications and the biggest and most hopeful is a way to quickly clean up oil spills.

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Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire that can clean up oil spills

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