Report Suggests Carbon Dioxide Efficiency Increased

coherentnews

Researchers develops a novel two-step process to increase the efficiency of carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis.

Electricity is easily available, more affordable and environment-friendly compared to fossil fuels to produce commercial chemicals and fuels. A team of researchers at the University of Delaware’s Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST) developed a method for driving chemical processes using electricity that can assist in the production of valuable chemicals and fuels.

The findings was published in the science journal, Nature Catalysis on August 20, 2018. The researchers concluded their results by constructing a specialized three-chambered device called an electrolyser, which reduces carbon dioxide into smaller molecules with the help of electricity.

Feng Jiao, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and lead researcher in the study, said: “By breaking the process into two steps, we have obtained a much higher selectivity towards multi-carbon products than in direct electrolysis. The sequential reaction strategy could open up new ways to design more efficient processes for carbon dioxide utilization.”

The innovative technology helps in selecting fuels through new route at a very fast reaction rates, which could boom productivity at commercial applications. The team bifurcated the electrolysis process, first reducing carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide followed by reducing the carbon monoxide further into multi-carbon products. This was advantageous over the conventional methods, providing much higher selectivity towards multi-carbon products.

Jiao’s team collaborated with researchers at Tianjin University in China, to design a system that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using carbon-neutral solar electricity. The researchers hopes that their findings would boost further research and development in the chemical domain of electrolysers.

You may be interested

New Study Reports Odds of Living to 110-Plus Level out After the Age of 105
Healthcare
Healthcare

New Study Reports Odds of Living to 110-Plus Level out After the Age of 105

Mohit Joshi - November 16, 2018

Researchers from University of California – Berkeley report that chances of reaching the age of 110 are increased once a person survives for 105 years. A research…

Researchers Discover New Toxic Gene in Cholera Bacteria
Healthcare
Healthcare

Researchers Discover New Toxic Gene in Cholera Bacteria

Mohit Joshi - November 15, 2018

Researchers from Umea University discovered structure and function of an unknown Vibrio toxin in Cholera bacteria The bacterium Vibrio cholera is the main cause of bacterial infectious…

Protein Assays Market Growth Analysis,Opportunities Forecasts Report till 2026
Business
Business

Protein Assays Market Growth Analysis,Opportunities Forecasts Report till 2026

Albert R - November 14, 2018

“Protein Assays Market is expected to have a highly positive outlook for the next five years 2018–2026 according to a recently released Protein Assays Market research report.…

Most from this category