The devices are expected to capture carbon molecules and store them for reuse.
The University of Arizona (ACU) and Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH) have entered into an agreement to introduce carbon dioxide purification technology through “mechanical trees.” This was reported in a joint press release of the organizations.
The devices developed by ASU Professor Klaus Lackner work, as he says, as “mechanical trees” that filter wind flows, capture carbon molecules and allow it to be stored for reuse.
In contrast to the existing methods of controlling harmful emissions, the technology captures carbon from the atmosphere without mechanical suction of air, without using energy-intensive devices. Instead, filtering occurs natural flows of the air; it filled with sorbent disks. According to the developers, the technology offers the cheapest way to capture CO2 – less than $100 per ton.
The technology is planned to be implemented in clusters, each of which consists of 12 “trees” capable of removing CO2 for one ton per day. The system will be tested on an experimental farm with a capacity of up to 100 tons of CO2 per day. Then several farms are planned, the capacity of each of which will be up to 3.8 million tons of carbon per year. Carbon capture and storage help combat global warming and pollution.