Capture of carbon dioxide from ambient air

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Abstract

Carbon dioxide capture from ambient air could compensate for all carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. Such capture would, for example, make it possible to use liquid, carbon-based fuels in cars or airplanes without negatively impacting the climate. We present a specific approach based on a solid sorbent in the form of an anionic exchange resin, that absorbs carbon dioxide when dry and releases it when exposed to moisture. We outline a particular implementation of such a moisture swing and discuss the scale of the collectors, the energy consumption, and the indirect carbon dioxide emissions related to the operation of carbon dioxide capture devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-106
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Volume176
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Capture of carbon dioxide from ambient air. / Lackner, Klaus.

In: European Physical Journal: Special Topics, Vol. 176, No. 1, 2009, p. 93-106.

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