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

Machine Learning-Based Smartphone App to Evaluate Parkinson’s Symptoms
Information Technology and Gadgets
Information Technology and Gadgets

Machine Learning-Based Smartphone App to Evaluate Parkinson’s Symptoms

Mohit Joshi - September 21, 2018

New smartphone app HopkinsPD, utilizes the smartphone's microphone, touchscreen, and accelerometer to examine patients for symptoms while they perform daily tasks Parkinson’s affects central nervous system of…

Depressive Thoughts Affect Working Memory
Healthcare
Healthcare

Depressive Thoughts Affect Working Memory

Mohit Joshi - September 20, 2018

Researchers establish a link between prolonged depression and reduced working memory, according to a new study published in March 2018. Researchers reveal that dysphoria, which is a…

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment Market – Current Trends and Future Opportunities by 2026
Healthcare
Healthcare

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment Market – Current Trends and Future Opportunities by 2026

Albert R - September 20, 2018

Coherent Market Insights added Latest Research Report titled “Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment Market Insights by Manufacturers, Growth, Trends, Regions, Product Type and Application, Geography, Forecast to 2026” to…

Most from this category