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Alcohol for heat transfer

Ethyl Alcohol

Commonly referred to Ethanol and occasionally referred to as EA and pure alcohol.

Ethanol has historically been used in some beverage cooling systems, ice rinks and geothermal heat recovery loops, especially in Scandinavia and Canada. Its continued use in those countries is under careful consideration due to health and safety issues - specifically it is flammable in concentrations above 5% by volume in water.

Methyl Alcohol

Commonly referred to Methanol and occasionally referred to as wood alcohol.

Methanol has many similar characteristics to Ethanol, but it is far more toxic and subsequently rarely used in modern systems.