What Happens When We Pour Molten Aluminum Into A Tank Full Of Water Polymer Beads?

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    YouTube brings to life some amazing and crazy ideas. For your inner scientist, finding videos and ideas that spark interest can be an endless enjoyable hunt. For the pyromaniacs and those who enjoy watching things be melted and created into something else, we found the channel to meet your need for awesome videos that include molten aluminum being poured into a variety of objects.

    The video we found to be most awesome was from the backyard scientist. He uses a mixture of molten aluminum, an aquarium and Water Balz. This interesting combination creates an amazing outcome that you wouldn't expect!

    With the right safety equipment, you can replicate this experiment and create your own interesting aluminum pieces. It's easy and fun!

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    94 Comments

    1. Jerry McBurney said:

      No no no
      Water will make aluminum explode
      If a bead breaks you risk serious problems

    2. Aaron Abel said:

      water doesn’t cause liquid aluminum to explode, now id you took a sealed container filled with water and heated it to boiling point, it would very much explode much like dry-ice+water in a plastic bottle.

    3. Jerry McBurney said:

      Wrong
      It does
      The aluminum smelters have a no pop can policy on the shop floor for that reason
      It’s very dangerous to mix melted aluminum and a liquid

    4. Timmy Hagan said:

      Really Aaron your an idiot I melt aluminum for a living in a furnace if you drop just a soda can full of liquid in there it will explode everywheres it happens often

    5. Beth said:

      I really don’t know why I am explaining this but…. If you add water to any molten metal it will “explode.” Water has a low vaporization point and adding water to the high temps cause it to vaporize. That vaporization will cause an “explosion” if the water is surrounded by the molten metal. One small drop would vaporize on the surface and you would only see steam.
      However adding molten metal to water will not make the water “explode!’ The water has a much lower temperature then the molten metal. You will see the steam from the water around the pour vaporizing and repeating this will cause a decrease in the water level from the vaporization. The only way it would “explode” would be if the water would be trapped inside a pocket of metal. Much the same way pop corn pops. In a slow pour it would be almost impossible.
      I am really intrigued that you guys work with molten metal and don’t know the simple science behind the safety precautions that you take. So you are either lying about “knowing” this or you are VERY poorly trained.

    6. Beth Ettinger said:

      I really don’t know why I am explaining this but…. If you add water to any molten metal it will “explode.” Water has a low vaporization point and adding water to the high temps cause it to vaporize. That vaporization will cause an “explosion” if the water is surrounded by the molten metal. One small drop would vaporize on the surface and you would only see steam.
      However adding molten metal to water will not make the water “explode!’ The water has a much lower temperature then the molten metal. You will see the steam from the water around the pour vaporizing and repeating this will cause a decrease in the water level from the vaporization. The only way it would “explode” would be if the water would be trapped inside a pocket of metal. Much the same way pop corn pops. In a slow pour it would be almost impossible.
      I am really intrigued that you guys work with molten metal and don’t know the simple science behind the safety precautions that you take. So you are either lying about “knowing” this or you are VERY poorly trained.

    7. William Roberts said:

      I like dumping water on burning mag, but normally my pieces of mag are under 1oz, still freaking scary when 5600f metal jumps out of your containment device and almost lands on your arms…

    8. Rob Patterson said:

      Just because they get away with it

      Doesn’t make it a smart thing to do

    9. Jon Hall said:

      To put in simple terms… If you pour some molten aluminum into a LARGER amount of water you get some steam and NO EXPLOSION…… but… If you pour a little bit of water into a LARGER AMOUT of molten aluminum….. Boom…..

    10. John Engebretson said:

      At the temperature of molten aluminum, a drop of water will instantly expand 10,000 times in size. That expansion has to go somewhere… and that somewhere is up and out, pushing the molten metal out with it.

      Now, pouring molten metal into a bucket of water does the same thing. Only now the water (steam) doesn’t have to push the metal out of the way to escape. Its not that the aluminum explodes, it’s the steam escaping that causes the explosion

    11. Brad Blankenship said:

      I was just talking to a coworker the other day and asked him what happens when you pour molten aluminum into a tank of water polymer beads. Now I know.

    12. Jim Carlson said:

      The page is stupid.. when you have to search for the topic page by page and it’s full of ads and other trash.. I click the close button.

    13. Robert Benner said:

      great project..my son watched on u tube to learn how to make a melting pot for various metals..what i like is most of them push safety ..

    14. Jason Parsell said:

      Yeah I mean didn’t you see that awful explosion blast that kid to bits

    15. Inde Woods said:

      what happens when ya post a dumb as page on fb , oh a bunch of idiots open it search thru all my sale adds so i can earn a penny from google other then that nuthin

    16. Chester W Reynolds said:

      I can tell some of you didn’t even watch it. The outcome is cool. But some of y’all would rather talk outta your assess to try to sound smart. Instead of taking the time to see for your self. Lol

    17. Jason Parsell said:

      See it all has to do with the fact that the water is trapped within the polymer. It changes the physical reaction of the water to the extreme heat of the aluminum.

    18. Jerry McBurney said:

      No$#%&!@*stupid
      I’ve said it before some dumbass will try it with water
      And what happens when those beads break down and release water
      Try to think before you open your$#%&!@*socket

    19. David Olsen said:

      This is a very cool video. Though it is a pain to get to. Lots of adds.

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