Well-known Turkmen scientist, expert and doctor of technical sciences Allaberdy Ilyasov shared his opinion on the prospects for the production of neon chemical substance by Turkmenistan. CentralAsia.news reports about this.
According to him, Turkmenistan can produce neon on the basis of innovative technologies of the country's chemical industry. This element is the main and necessary component for the production of chips.
The only source of its receipt is air. It is separated using low-temperature rectification technology. As a result, its lightest components, namely Ne and He, are separated from oxygen. The resulting product may contain as little as 10% of the neon-helium mixture, while the rest of the mass of the substance is nitrogen and hydrogen.
“For industrial purposes, neon is isolated from the air, as a by-product of the separation of liquid nitrogen and oxygen from the air, in two ways: adsorption or condensation,” says the report.
Ilyasov notes that today the price of neon is 2500 USD per cubic meter. This means that the production of pure neon can provide tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars of technological exports per year in the shortest possible time.
It is very important that neon is widely used in the industrial sector. This element acts as a coolant in cryogenic installations. Liquid neon is ideal for creating temperatures for storing rocket fuel or for simulating space conditions.
“Thus, the scope of Ne is developing every day, and the volume of its consumption is also growing,” sums up the Turkmen scientist.