Yvonne Carts-Powell

Nanotech scrubs CO2 from air

In technology on May 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

A technology that can pull toxic metals from the ground and water could also clean air in submarines, or other places where lower-tech methods (like houseplants) won’t work. Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Lab won an award for their “Self Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports” system that pulls carbon dioxide from the air, without creating hazardous waste. I’m not sure what other uses that could have, but it’s interesting.

Read more at: Clearing the air: PNNL technology wins award for improving submarine air quality.

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