A ‘revolutionary’ technology that purifies carbon dioxide from the air
Delaware: US experts have accidentally developed a new technology that can be used to remove 99% of carbon dioxide from the air in just a few minutes.
A team of scientists at the University of Delaware has been working for several years to develop a new type of fuel cell (hydrogen exchange membrane) (HEM) called fuel cells.
They had the worst success in this study because the experimental fuel cells were so sensitive to the absorption of carbon dioxide that they could not work for long.
When they took a closer look at this flaw in HEM technology, they found that the fuel cell was rapidly absorbing almost all the carbon dioxide in the air entering it.
The HEM fuel cell project failed, but scientists used the same error to work on a system that would be better than existing methods of separating carbon dioxide from the air.
They have now developed a prototype system that is the size of a small can of soft drink (soft drink tin) but can separate up to 99% of carbon dioxide from 10 liters of air in just one minute. ‘Cleanses’ the air.
Details of the new system and prototype system have been published online in the latest issue of Nature Energy, which shows that it is not only exceptionally efficient but also very low cost.
He hopes that based on this prototype, large machines can be built that can quickly and quickly clean the air of carbon dioxide at low cost, using low energy.
Other experts have praised the invention, warning that carbon dioxide absorption systems and equipment should never be taken to mean that the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions has been eliminated.
This too needs to be addressed because environmental pollution is not a simple problem that can be completely solved by just one invention.