Korean scientists dissolves CO2 in an aqueous solution to produce electricity

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Carbon capture technology is one of a kind technology that needs to chemically trap carbon dioxide before it is released into the atmosphere to make efficient use of it. Scientists from Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed an effective system which can efficiently produce electrical energy and hydrogen by dissolving carbon dioxide in a water-based solution.

Let’s make our Globe a happy place and with such an inspiration in mind, the Korean scientists produced its one of a kind technology that will help the entire living species on this planet. Scientists used concepts to “melt” carbon dioxide in water to generate an electrochemical reaction. When the solution reacts, acidity rises and the number of protons increases, these protons attract electrons at an immense high-rate. This unique formula can be used to create a battery system where electricity is produced by removing carbon dioxide.

Water Based Fuel CellsIn most cases of carbon capture models, the carbon is captured in fluids. The findings in the study by the scientists represent a possible paradigm shift. A carbon capture technology that also generates electricity is, in and of itself, important, which severely limits the commercial viability of such technology.

Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technologies have recently received a great deal of attention that provides a significant pathway in dealing with global climate change – Guntae Kim, professor at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

The current efficiency of the system is up to 50 percent of the carbon dioxide being converted, which is impressive, although the system only operates on a small scale. Not only is the electricity generated obviously useful, but the produced hydrogen could be used to fuel vehicles as well. Indeed a step forward for trying to make this planet a better place.