CO2 in Day-To-Day Life

Like photosynthesis in plants, we could turn CO2 into molecules that are essential for day-to-day life.

Converting CO2 into usable energy

WAYS TO USE CO2:

  • CO2  can be reacted with water and hydrogen to produce energy rich hydrogen gas and useful gas.

HER:

  • Traditional electro catalysts cannot effectively convert co2 to co.
  • That’s because a competing reaction, called the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) or “water splitting,” takes precedence over the CO2 conversion reaction.
  • Noble metals (gold and silver) overcomes the HER but they are cost effective.
  • Single atoms of  Nickel  is used for the conversion of CO.
  • Anchoring the Nickel atoms to graphene enabled to tune the catalyst and suppress HER.

ADVANTAGES OF NICKEL:

  • Single atoms are usually unstable and tend to aggregate on the support.
  •  But the individual nickel atoms were distributed uniformly, which accounted for the excellent performance of the conversion reaction
  • Used to convert CO2 to CO in a a cost effective way
  • Nickel react with photons
  • Send atom to higher energy states
  • Gives maximum of 97% efficiency.

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