Home Animals A new material makes it cheaper to sequester carbon dioxide A new material makes it cheaper to sequester carbon dioxideThe storage of carbon dioxide may become an inevitable solution to the earth's climate problem, but the technology that would then have to be used turns out to be far… Animals 2023-05-26 by Space Navy 0 Comment The storage of carbon dioxide may become an inevitable solution to the earth’s climate problem, but the technology that would then have to be used turns out to be far too expensive. Now self-forming silver foil has raised new hopes. Carbon dioxide emissions are the main cause of climate change and global warming. Regardless of how you look at things, it is necessary to reduce emissions. However, this is not only achieved by flying less, driving less or eating less meat. One of the most influential actions in the green revolution is the so-called carbon capture and storage, which in English is called Carbon Capture and Storage, abbreviated CCS, where the carbon dioxide is filtered from the emissions caused by industry and stored underground as gas or liquid. See how carbon dioxide is sequestered in the ground: It will become more and more urgent to develop such methods, because consumption, migration and production are constantly increasing. Self-forming foil The problem is that the necessary equipment requires large investments on the part of the industrial producers. Now researchers at Newcastle University have developed a new material that should be able to significantly reduce the cost of carbon dioxide capture. Scientists have developed a foil that acts as a kind of coffee filter that lets harmless gases, such as nitrogen, into the atmosphere while sequestering carbon dioxide. The foil allows carbon dioxide to enter itself very easily, and as a result, it can move more easily in the foil than other materials. Reduces costs significantly Such foils have been known in the past, but in the past they were entirely made of silver, which is, of course, a very expensive option. For the taste, the scientists decided to prepare a foil from aluminum oxide collected in small tubes and spheres. They then added a small amount of silver and exposed the equipment to oxygen and carbon dioxide, which caused the silver to expand in the foil. With this method, the foil became self-forming and it could be produced there and when the intention was to use it. It can also be noted that this production process reduces the use of silver, which in turn lowers the price of the foil without affecting its performance.