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Edible CO2 Sponge Solves Global Warming (and World Hunger)

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posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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Edible Carbon Dioxide Sponge: All-Natural Nanostructures Could Address Pressing Environmental Problem

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2011)
www.sciencedaily.com...



A year ago Northwestern University chemists published their recipe for a new class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt and alcohol.
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The porous crystals -- known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) -- are made from all-natural ingredients and are simple to prepare, giving them a huge advantage over other MOFs. Conventional MOFs, which also are effective at adsorbing carbon dioxide, are usually prepared from materials derived from crude oil and often incorporate toxic heavy metals.

Other features of the Northwestern MOFs are they turn red when completely full of carbon dioxide, and the carbon capture process is reversible.

The findings, made by scientists working in the laboratory of Sir Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, are published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).


Now this sounds like a useful product, can't wait to see if it goes anywhere!

I bet ManBearPig crapped his pants when he heard about this.


edit on 25-9-2011 by MasterGemini because: Co2 is more simple than Carbon Dioxide




posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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can you post the link to the actual article,
cheers sounds interesting. S&F



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by rayuki
can you post the link to the actual article,
cheers sounds interesting. S&F


The source is linked under the title of the article, enjoy!



posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by MasterGemini
A year ago Northwestern University chemists published their recipe for a new class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt and alcohol.


those are the ingredients of a great Margherita!

now we can all enjoy a margherita knowing we are helping save the planet!

make that 2!




posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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Bump as I posted pretty late last night.



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