Re: [rp-ml] How could RP & RM help in solving BP's Gulf Catastrophe?

From: Adrian Bowyer <>
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 21:58:37 EEST

Markus Hitter wrote:
> Am 09.06.2010 um 00:33 schrieb Adrian Bowyer:
>> A reasonable amount of liquid nitrogen should be able to create a
>> significant-sized block of ice round the leak.
> Then you have a hose with ice around it. Of course the ice will have a
> hole approxximately the size of the hose, as the oil constantly flowing
> out of the hose will quickly melt away any ice getting in it's way.

Not if you cool the oil enough. Then it'll go like foamed tar, and
finally pitch.

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer
Received on Wed Jun 09 21:57:37 2010

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