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Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide

September 1st, 2022, Sioux Falls, SD –

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. It is present in the atmosphere as part of the earth’s natural cycle. CO2 is a colorlessodorlessincombustible 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.

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.

Transportation – The combustion of gasoline, diesel, and other fuels in motor vehicles is the second largest source of CO2 emissions.

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.

Human activities have steadily raised CO2 levels since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1850. 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 frequently occupied community spaces.

Carbon Dioxide Gas Chart

Macurco Common Applications

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About Macurco Gas Detection

Macurco Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures a complete set of fixed and portable gas detection monitors to protect workers, responders, and the community. Macurco has over 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

For more information about Macurco products, applications, or gases, please get in touch with Macurco at 877-367-7891 or email us at [email protected].

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