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07/27/2013

Creating electricity from carbon dioxide

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    There is a way to create electricity from carbon dioxide while also preventing the gas from entering the atmosphere.
    The technique will involve a system of membrane and water. Tanks will be filled with water, with each one sandwiched between a pair of membranes--one that will allow the passage of positive ions and one that will allow negative ions to flow through. An electrode will be positioned beyond the membranes, and when the carbon dioxide is moved through the water it will separate into positive hydrogen ion and negative bicarbonate. Because the membranes will only allow one type of ion through, the electrons will create a current as they will flow from one side to the other.
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