In Iceland they implemented a new system to capture CO2 from the atmosphere that is 3 times more efficient than the current one
In Iceland they implemented a new system to capture CO2 from the atmosphere that is more efficient than the current one.
The creation of this new system to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the ocean can be explained by the scientists who developed it. These indicate that it captures CO2 from the air up to three times more efficiently than methods that exist today.
We know that the gas is responsible for global warming, and it can be transformed into sodium bicarbonate and stored safely and cheaply in the sea. According to experts, this new method could speed up the placement of carbon extraction.
While planet Earth has been working to limit and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, several companies around the world have focused on developing technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
The company called ClimeWorks of Switzerland, in the last 10 years has developed machines that absorb the area of the atmosphere to later filter and trap the carbon dioxide molecules.
In a plant installed in Iceland, the captured CO2 is injected into the depths of the earth, where it is turned into stone. However, one of the problems with these air capture methods is the cost.
For the operation of these machines and the process they carry out, a large amount of energy is consumed. However, this innovation uses readily available resins and other chemicals, promising greater efficacy at lower cost.
In developing this method, the research team used a methodology that applies to water, and manipulated existing materials to extract CO2 from the air. In the tests carried out, it was shown that the new hybrid material was able to trap 3 times more CO2 than existing substances.
There are big challenges in capturing Co2 and among them is what to do with the trapped gas. As we mentioned before, one of the most used methods is to turn them into stone, storing them in old oil wells in the sea or on land.
Although the new study suggests that adding some chemicals to the captured CO2 can transform sodium bicarbonate that can be easily stored and perhaps also in the sea. These are excellent alternatives to all the damage that CO2 causes in the human body