Self-forming membrane developed for carbon capture


Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a new self-forming membrane to separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from a mixture of gases.

Acting much like a filter, the developed membrane lets harmless gases, such as nitrogen, exit into the atmosphere so that the CO2 can be processed.

The team believe the system may be applicable for use in CO2 separation processes, both to protect the environment and in reaction engineering.

By growing the expensive part of the membrane – made from silver – during membrane operation, the research reduced both the cost of the membrane and demand of silver.

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