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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Carbon Scrubber to Save the Earth from Global Warming


"Carbon scrubber? What is this? If you take the literal meaning, it means a tool use to scrub carbon. Still confused? Well, don't take it literally because it's not as what it is. Why would you scrub carbon for what? If you wanna know the answer, just keep in reading then."

Carbon scrubber is a new way to clean air. This means that carbon scrubber will help reduce carbon dioxide content in the air by filtration process. This will extract the carbon dioxide and separate it from the air making the air to be reduced of excess portion of CO2. This is existing now and used at home. But how will it help to lessen the Global warming if it will just accomodate only as large as home place. Well, this is the scientists and physicists are pursuing on how will it be designed to efficiently say it will help fight the global warming.

"Actually, scientists are already in the process to build a prototype of carbon scrubber. As featured in "Project Earth", a TV program aired by Discovery Channel and I watched it, they had built the prototype already and performed experiments to test if it was successfully attained the goal. And the result, a success one. Here is the photo of the said prototype."

"But how this prototype works? As you can see, the horizontal tube which happens to be the fan will be the one to suck up air inside the prototype. Once the air is captured inside, the air will be sprayed with sodium hydroxide solution which will be responsible for capturing the CO2. Once sprayed, air will passed another filtration in the honeycomb padding and then the cleaned air will go its way out in the opening at the top of the tower. The carbon dioxide that was captured will be frozen and disposed of properly. This experiment was a success one with the used of new technology. They have used carbon dioxide detector and was interpreted by computer how the content of CO2 in air was reduced when it passed the prototype. The testing process lasted for almost a day long and no failure was recorded."

"This is such a good and promising invention we have today. But the problem is, putting up an industrial size carbon scrubber would cost billion of dollars. Implementation is still a problem but I hope this would be pursued. "

11 comments:

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

this is great! thanks for sharing.

image_of_purity said...

o...why dont we used it to scrub carbon from our car exhaust...

Ric Edquilang said...

You have a point there image_of_purity. Why do car manufacturers and these scientists and physicists to put a built-in carbon scrubbers in every vehicles. In such way, carbon emission would drastically decreased. great idea...

Shimizu Itoe said...

Let's hope....this project will develop well, so it can be used soon. Save our earth ^_^.

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mājas lapu izstrāde said...

Great post! Simply amazing what the future and our clever minds bring! If this could be implemented in every household - we would never ever be concerned with the global warming again!

navneet said...

im not master of technology and sincerely i havent read all article
what ever i got from small information given above, this system needs an pump to sucking air from atmosphere, if im right.


is there any possibility that we made small size scrubber which will be fixed at the top of vehicles, if this is possible then there is no need of pump in this system because velocity of vehicle force air to enter into system and over all power required for the system is reduced because there is no pump.

now you may think why any one fix this system on there vehicle, then you may fix this system on public/ government transportation.

please tell me is there any possibility of such things.

Don P said...

We could just plant more trees, the natural carbon scrubber. Especially Bamboo which grows super fast.

Anonymous said...

what is the chemical reaction happening actually?