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Imagine a world where we would be able to recycle the harmful gasses that we continuously release into our atmosphere, just as easily as we do with our household waste. Perhaps this is an optimistic scenario. But why is this concept so important nowadays? Well, as a consequence of the growing population, the energy demand increased exponentially in the last few decades. And with that, all sorts of gaseous emissions. Many studies have been done on renewable sources, but practically, a zero emission society is impossible. Therefore, alternative solutions are required to solve this problem. This is exactly the aim of my project. I’m a chemist, and I’m currently working on the conversion of carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals. But how can this goal be possibly achieved? We need electricity and our knowledge of chemistry and catalysis. The idea is to adsorb and chemically transform carbon dioxide on the surface of silver nanoparticles, which are deposited on a carbon electrode. And the good thing is that to do that, we need just electricity as an energy source. In this way, we would be able to reuse the gaseous emissions in a green and sustainable way.

CO2 RECYCLING
FRANCESCO MATTAROZZIPROFILE
Utrecht University

Imagine a world where we would be able to recycle the harmful gasses that we continuously release into our atmosphere, just as easily as we do with our household waste. Francesco is working on the conversion of carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals.

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