Treated plastic waste good at grabbing carbon dioxide

Rice University lab turns hard-to-process trash into carbon-capture master

Image: Workers sorting plastic at waste recycling plant. ; Copyright: seventyfourimages

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16.05.2022

Photo: Graduate student Paul Savas feeds raw plastic into a crusher to prepare it for pyrolysis, or heating in an inert atmosphere. ; Copyright: Jeff Fitlow

Graduate student Paul Savas feeds raw plastic into a crusher to prepare it for pyrolysis, or heating in an inert atmosphere. Copyright: Jeff Fitlow

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Pores in this micron-scale particle, the result of pyrolyzing in the presence of potassium acetate, are able to sequester carbon dioxide from streams of flue gas. Copyright: Tour Group

Photo: From left: Paul Savas, James Tour and Zhe Yuan in wearing coats and protective goggles. Copyright: Jeff Fitlow

Copyright: From left: Paul Savas, James Tour and Zhe Yuan. Jeff Fitlow

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