Monday, November 12, 2012

Australian Scientists Announce New CO2 Capture Tool

Australian scientists have devised a carbon capture method that uses the molecular equivalent of a trap door to separate carbon dioxide from other gases. Using a synthesized material called chabazite zeolite, the researchers are able to separate molecules based on their properties rather than their size. The material can separate CO2 from gas streams at a wide range of temperatures and pressures and has excellent potential for separating CO2 from power station flue gases and natural gas production, according to the researchers, who add that the material's high selectivity and lower energy requirement could reduce the cost of gas separation. Read more

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