Researchers Now Use Baking Soda to ‘Capture’ Carbon Dioxide

February 7, 2015 3:10 PM

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A way to utilize baking soda found in most grocery stores to capture carbon dioxide has been discovered by scientists. A new type of carbon capture medium comprising of core shell microcapsules has been a developed by a team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A very permeable polymer shell consists in the core-shell microcapsules which is a fluid that contains sodium carbonate solution and reacts with and absorbs carbon dioxide. The main ingredient in baking soda is sodium carbonate.

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