Disclosed is a formulation for the absorption of CO2, which comprises water, at least one CO2 absorption compound (sodium or potassium carbonate) and a carbonic anhydrase as an activator to enhance the absorption capacity of the CO2 absorption compound. The invention also concerns the use of carbonic anhydrase, in a CO2 absorption solution to increase the CO2 absorption rate of such solution.
A system for removing carbon dioxide from an atmosphere to reduce global warming including an air extraction system that collects carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through a medium and removes carbon dioxide from the medium; a sequestration system that isolates the removed carbon dioxide to a location for at least one of storage and which can increase availability of renewable energy or non-fuel products such as fertilizers and construction materials; and one or more energy sources that supply process heat to the air extraction system to remove the carbon dioxide from the medium and which can regenerate it for continued use.
3. Patent #9527747
Patent Publication Number: 20150274536
EXTRACTION AND SEQUESTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE
Assignee: Carbon Sink, Inc. (Huntington, NY)
Inventors: Allen B. Wright (Tucson, AZ), Klaus S. Lackner (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) from a fluid stream and for delivering that extracted CO2 to controlled environments for utilization by a secondary process. Various extraction and delivery methods are disclosed specific to certain secondary uses, included the attraction of CO2 sensitive insects, the ripening and preservation of produce, and the neutralization of brine.
4. Scientific Paper
CAPTURING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM AIR
Klaus S. Lackner (Columbia University)
Patrick Grimes (Grimes Associates)
Hans-J. Ziock (Los Alamos National Laboratories)