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"The cheapest carbon nanotubes on the market cost around $100-200 per kilogram," Douglas said. "Our research advance demonstrates a pathway to synthesize carbon nanotubes better in quality than these materials with lower cost and using carbon dioxide captured from the air."
But making small nanotubes is no small task. The research team showed that a process called Ostwald ripening -- where the nanoparticles that grow the carbon nanotubes change in size to larger diameters -- is a key contender against producing the infinitely more useful size. The team showed they could partially overcome this by tuning electrochemical parameters to minimize these pesky large nanoparticles.
This core technology led Pint and Douglas to co-found SkyNano LLC, a company focused on building upon the science of this process to scale up and commercialize products from these materials.
There is a natural CO2 cycle where plants convert CO2 to O2 and grow on the carbon making bark, roots, veggies, and fruit. That is the natural carbon cycle. Then, when it all dies, it compacted down to coal and over hundreds (1,000s ???) of years and into oil.
originally posted by: NorthernLites
a reply to: TexasTim
Carbon capture is called photosynthesis.
Screw off with your dreams of engineering something better out of taxpayers money, than Mother Nature has going....
You r stupid to think you can do that.