Record-breaking carbon dioxide storage capacity enhances ability to capture CO2

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 09:21 in Physics & Chemistry

Chemists report the "ultimate porosity of a nano material" and records for carbon dioxide storage capacity and porosity in an important class of materials known as MOFs. Porosity in materials is essential for capturing carbon dioxide. This research could lead to cleaner energy and the ability to capture heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions before they reach the atmosphere, which contribute to global warming, rising sea levels and the increased acidity of oceans.

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