NETL team uses microwaves to reduce energy required for direct air capture

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NETL researchers have reported the successful use of microwaves to accelerate sorbent regeneration – results that can lead to substantial reduction of expensive water and energy requirements of some promising direct air capture (DAC) technologies.

In a new paper published in January in Materials Today Sustainability, NETL researcher Fan Shi and his team explain that the research shows that room temperature microwave-accelerated regeneration of sorbents for DAC can advance the science of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture. Shi and co-author McMahan Gray also explained their work in a Spotify podcast.

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