Researchers at the University of Delaware developed a method that captures 99% of the CO2 in the air.
Researchers claim that their prototype device, which is about the size of a soda can, can filter about 10 liters per minute and remove approximately 98% of carbon dioxide, a press statement reveals. Although the prototype was designed to remove CO2 in vehicle exhaust, it could also be used in a variety of other applications such as aircraft, spacecraft and submarines. Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that common mosquitoes fly toward certain colors when they detect the gas we exhale.
Capturing 99% of CO2 from the air
Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a method to remove 99 percent of the CO2 from the atmosphere using a hydrogen-powered electrochemical process. This important step forward in carbon capture could lead to cleaner fuel cells being available on the market. The chemical energy from a fuel is converted into electricity by fuel cells. The technique was explained by the research team led by Professor Yan Yushan of the State University of New York (February 3, 2009).
Yan stated that 99% of carbon dioxide can be captured from the air in one pass if the design and configuration are right. How did they manage it? They discovered a way to make the power supply work inside the electrochemical technology. Separating membrane. This inner membrane was electrically shorted, allowing us to remove bulky components such as current collectors and bipolar plates. Although it is not possible to use a fuel cell, researchers realized that they could make the fuel cell stack a carbon anhydride separator by using the integral “self-cleaning”.
Nature Energy was actually born from the failure of another research project. The team was also able to create a compact spiral module that has a large surface area and a small volume. CES’ patented oxyfuel technologies allow for cleaner and more efficient cogeneration of steam, energy, water, and carbon dioxide. This gives the world a new way to look at natural resources.
A biomass fuel is a type of biomass that uses CO2 to produce energy over its life span. The process then stores the CO2 safely and permanently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new system, as described in Nature Energy, could be used to commercially produce fuel cells.
Carbon capture: silver bullet or dangerous distraction?
The team now has a smaller system that can filter more air. The researchers claim that their prototype device, which was small enough to fit in a soda can, is capable of filtering approximately 10 liters per minute of air and removing around 98 percent CO2. They also discovered that a smaller electrochemical device measuring 2 by 2 inches could remove 99 percent of the CO2 in the air at a rate of about two liters per hour.
Although the prototype was designed to remove CO2 from vehicle exhausts, it could also be used in a variety of other applications such as aircraft and spacecraft.
Although the system is promising for carbon capture, scientists warn that it will not suffice to prevent the climate crisis. According to the U.S. Center for International Environmental Law, scientists wrote in July that carbon trapping was a dangerous distraction that could be used to slow down the transition from fossil fuel use. However, there are several large carbon capture projects in progress, including one new carboncapturing facility in Scotland, which will remove as much as 1 million tons CO2 annually.