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    Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air Process produces energy at the same time

    Post  Carol on Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:25 am


    Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air
    Process produces energy at the same time...

    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uocf-siw042517.php

    A chemistry professor in Florida has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time.

    The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases linked to climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy.

    "This work is a breakthrough," said UCF Assistant Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo. "Tailoring materials that will absorb a specific color of light is very difficult from the scientific point of view, but from the societal point of view we are contributing to the development of a technology that can help reduce greenhouse gases."

    The findings of his research are published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

    Uribe-Romo and his team of students created a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks (MOF) that breaks down carbon dioxide into harmless organic materials. Think of it as an artificial photosynthesis process similar to the way plants convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and sunlight into food. But instead of producing food, Uribe-Romo's method produces solar fuel.

    To see an explanation see this video:


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    Re: Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air Process produces energy at the same time

    Post  Vidya Moksha on Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:10 am

    Carol wrote:

    Uribe-Romo and his team of students created a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks (MOF) that breaks down carbon dioxide into harmless organic materials.

    carbon dioxide IS a harmless organic material.
    in fact quite a useful one.

    greenhouse theory is probably BS. If it is true (unlikely) then carbon dioxide is NOT a greenhouse gas, in fact all except water vapour might be disregarded,

    I know its not related to this topic, but it did make me think of this for some reason? Rats? photosynthesis? dunno the reason, but here it is:


    https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/naked-mole-rats-survive-in-low-oxygen-by-metabolizing-fructose-like-plants
    Naked mole-rats survive in low oxygen by metabolizing fructose like plants
    20th April 2017 by Maarten Rikken
    The discovery could lead to treatments for heart attacks and stroke.

    Naked mole-rats were already impressive: they’re a cold-blooded mammal that outlives other rodents by decades, seldom get cancer, and are unfazed by many types of pain. Now researchers have added a new ability to the list with the discovery that naked mole rats can survive long periods with very little oxygen. Thomas Park and colleagues exposed naked mole-rats to low oxygen conditions, enough to kill a human within minutes, and found that they released large amounts of fructose into the bloodstream, enabling the naked mole-rat to survive for at least five hours. The discovery could have implications for humans during times of extreme oxygen deprivation, for example during a heart attack or stroke.
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    Re: Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air Process produces energy at the same time

    Post  Carol on Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:05 pm

    Excellent follow-up post Vidya. Mahalo


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