Carbon capture and utilization
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III: Science & Technology
Context: Indian Scientists have discovered a strategy to synthesize novel solid adsorbents for CO2 capture and utilization. Prof. Banerjee’s group from IISER-Kolkata, has discovered special types of nanoparticles or microparticles which can capture CO2 in their micro and mesoporous voids.
- Carbon capture and utilization are growing fields of research focusing on reducing CO2 emissions.
- Although several industrial advancements have already been demonstrated, none of the technologies can provide an economically viable and complete CO2 capture and utilization solution. Therefore, fundamental research on novel solid adsorbents might offer a critical material for CO2 capture and CO2 utilization.
News Source: PIB