Capturing carbon dioxide with a small pH change

Carbon Capture: An electrochemical device captures 80% of the greenhouse gas from simulated flue gas

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By Erika Gebel Berg, Chemical and Engineering News — Coal-fired power plants produce one-third of the carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. Scientists have been developing strategies to capture this carbon and prevent its release into the atmosphere, in hopes of curbing global climate change. But so far, those methods are too expensive to implement because of their high energy requirements. Now, researchers report a novel electrochemical method that could capture CO2 using less energy. Read more.

Posted October 18, 2013