Water is always associated with damp. Despite looking very contradictory, the scientists succeeded in creating a 'dry water'.
Arts 'dry water' is like powdered sugar and it is hoped will be a 'big splash' commercial.
Each particle of water contains droplets of water surrounded by silica sand layer. In fact, 95 percent of the 'Dry water' is 'wet water'.
One of the advantages of this product is its ability to absorb the gas.
Scientists believe, Dry water can be used to fight global warming. How, by absorbing and trapping greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide (CO2).
Tests prove, dry water is three times better at absorbing CO2 than ordinary water.
Dry water could prove useful to expand the potential of storing methane and natural gas energy sources.
Dr Ben Carter of the University of Liverpool, presenting research findings in The Dry Water 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.
"There's nothing like this. We hope to see Dry water makes waves in the future," he said, such as pages loaded Belfast Telegraph, Thursday, August 26, 2010.
Other applications, demonstrated by the team by using dry water as a catalyst to accelerate the reaction between hydrogen and maleic acid.This produces succinic acid, the main raw material used to make drugs, foodstuffs, and consumer products.
Usually hydrogen and maleic acid should be stirred together to make succinic acid.
However, this process is not longer needed if using dry water. This makes the process more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient.
"If you can remove the mixing process, then chances are you making substantial energy savings," said Dr Carter.
This technology can also be adapted to create the "emulsion powder dry" - a mixture of two or more fluids that could not be assembled - like oil and water.
The researchers believe, dry emulsion can create more secure storage of hazardous liquids and easier.