20th April 2007 - 04:33 AM
. . .the researchers found that the CAACs can split hydrogen under extremely mild conditions, a behavior that has long been seen in metals reacting with hydrogen.
As well as Ammonia?
Perhaps further tweaking will yield molecules capable of stripping an Oxygen Atom, or two from CO2.
Get it out of the laboratory and on the road;
Please! ! !
20th April 2007 - 07:44 AM
Splitting hydrogen is not technically accurate since it sounds like they are breaking up the hydrogen atom. If you strip one oxygen atom from CO2, you get carbon monoxide which is a deadly gas at even 1% since the blood prefers it to oxygen. However this discovery does have great promise in industrial use as a source of clean power since nitrogen released as a byproduct is also clean.
I see on the thread Have we all gone stupid? they have found a way to strip oxygen from CO2.