Skip to comments.Scientists invent device to stop Global Warming
Posted on 07/16/2007 6:59:23 PM PDT by Thalos
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have created a device that uses sunlight to transform harmful CO2 gas into fuel that could replace all the gasoline used in transportation.
Clifford Kubiak, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and Aaron Sathrum have developed a prototype device that can capture energy from the sun, convert it to electrical energy and split carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen.
The amazing process produces CO (carbon monoxide) which can be processed by bacterial fermentation to produce ethanol, and massive amounts industrial chemicals used to produce plastics. By splitting CO2 you can save fuel, produce useful chemicals and eliminate global warming greenhouse gases.
The device designed by Kubiak and Sathrum to split carbon dioxide utilizes a semiconductor and two thin layers of catalysts. It splits carbon dioxide to generate carbon monoxide and oxygen in a three-step process. The first step is the capture of solar energy photons by the semiconductor. The second step is the conversion of optical energy into electrical energy by the semiconductor. The third step is the deployment of electrical energy to the catalysts. The catalysts convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide on one side of the device and to oxygen on the other side.
The US uses about 400 million gallon of gasoline a day and produces about 50 million tons of CO2. The goal now is to scale this process up to replace that amount of gasoline and convert most of the manmade CO2 gases in the US.
“We have truely become a planet full of idiots.”
A good % of them are professors like these idiots that couldn’t hold a job on the outside.
Corn? It grows in the ground, it converts C02 to Oxygen and sugar using sunlight.
Of course, scientists didn’t have a chance to invent these wonderful energy converters.
You could wear one of these on your head. The CO2 you breathe out gets processed into ethanol which goes right into your bloodstream. A guy could stay drunk continually as long as there is enough light. Or he could wear a battery so he could stay drunk in the dark. What an invention.
The booze companies are going to buy this invention and then hide the details.
Well, now, that's a whole 'nother thread ! ! !
This same crowd also says we can control the temperature of the sun by installing a thermostadt on the surface of it. It can put in place if we go up there at night when it is cool.
Naturally I don't expect to be trusted blindly on this. I offer a 100% money-back guarantee: If temperatures do go up after 10 years, even by as little as one one-hundredth of a degree, then I will repay the entire $1 billion.
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(MEA), diglycolamine (DGA), diethanolamine (DEA), diisopropanolamine (DIPA) and methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) are widely used industrially for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S)’
Oh, damn. And here I thought they’d invented some contraption that would keep Algore’s big trap shut and prevent all that hot air from escaping and burning a hole into the ozone layer.
This, kinda, has the ring of a cigarette tax for education, where, you need more smokers to fund education. We will have to burn more gas to make enough CO2 to make enough ethanol.
Help yourself! Thanks for giving me a smile :-)
Actually CO is flammable and can be used as a fuel.
We use amine to remove CO2 on submarines.
It seems to have the unfortunate side effect of removing your manners
“What are the trees suppose to do?
Dude, trees are like so last decade...”
Thanks for the laugh Kinoxi, man this was funny!
...baking with yeast would go, too; no more yeast breads and donuts; that tackles the “obesity epidemic” as well...
...and if they drained those beloved wetlands and disease laden swamps, why not only megatons of methane would no longer be created, but skeeter born diseases would be delt a severe blow.
All this means Jack Shiate because CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.
If these people want to eliminate global warming greenhouse gases they'd have to eliminate water vapor and a lot of good that will do us.