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3D-Printed Device Enhances Capture of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

3D-Printed Device Enhances Capture of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Written by David

September 5, 2020

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have designed and additively manufactured a first-of-its-kind aluminum device that enhances the capture of carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuel plants and other industrial processes.


Solutions for reducing global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as CO 2 address the continued use of low-cost, domestic fossil fuel resources while mitigating potential climate impacts. In 2019, ORNL researchers Costas Tsouris and Eduardo Miramontes operated the intensified device inside of the absorption column, which contains commercial stainless-steel packing elements. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy ORNL’s device focuses on a key challenge in conventional absorption of carbon using solvents: the process typically produces heat that can limit its overall efficiency. By using additive manufacturing, […]


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