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A Novel Paradigm in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Summary: A Novel Paradigm in
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
Abdul-Majeed Azad, Eric McDaniel, and Sirhan Al-batty
Chemical Engineering Department, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390; abdul-majeed.azad@utoledo.edu
(for correspondence)
Published online 9 November 2010 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI 10.1002/ep.10515
The ultimate chemical fate of the conventional fossil
fuel combustion is always CO2 and H2O, two well-
known greenhouse gases responsible for contributing
considerably to the global warming. We propose a radi-
cally new concept where CO2 and H2O are converted
into carbon monoxide and hydrogen (individually) at
one hand and into syngas (if present together; a more
likely scenario) under mild experimental conditions.
The products then become practical feeds for generating
clean electric power via solid oxide fuel cells. Syngas is
also an ideal precursor for the manufacturing of scores
of valuable organic compounds, including synthetic
fuels by Fischer­Tropsch process. Thus, the technique
promotes beneficiation rather than sequestration and


Source: Azad, Abdul-Majeed - Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo


Collections: Materials Science; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization