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Offline inelasticether

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Ways to break up CO2
« on: 21/10/2007 21:12:36 »
i know that plants take in CO2 and give off O2, i am wondering if there is anything that humans have developed thats small that could also break apart C02? if there is could we use it to lessen that amount of CO2 in our atmosphere, which we could benefit greatly from.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/10/2007 21:13:45 »
i change my mind, it actually doesn't have to be small
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/10/2007 13:49:42 »
i know that plants take in CO2 and give off O2, i am wondering if there is anything that humans have developed thats small that could also break apart C02? if there is could we use it to lessen that amount of CO2 in our atmosphere, which we could benefit greatly from.
Anyway, the process requires energy; plants use the energy of light, e.g.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/10/2007 22:12:06 »
Anyway, the process requires energy; plants use the energy of light, e.g.

C + 2O  ->  CO2 + energy             (combustion, also mammals)

energy + CO2  ->  C + 2O             - you gotta get the energy from somewhere
 

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