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Quick Test – Gold Industrial Uses

By 25/02/2011March 9th, 2018News

Which of the following contain gold?  All of them!

  1. BMW 5 Series: in the ABS electronics, airbag initiators etc
  2. Boeing Dreamliner: thin gold coating on windshield to reduce glare
  3. First response pregnancy testing kit: nanoparticulate gold colloids
  4. BP Chemical Plant in Hull: Estimated to be a few tonnes of gold sitting in a chemical reactor to make vinyl acetate monomer (used to make paints and glue)
  5. The Royal Bank Plaza Building, Toronto: Over 70Kg of gold are used to reflect sunlight keeping the air conditioning costs down (gold is an effective absorber of infrared light)