Gallery: Ingredients in Hair Conditioners, Fabric Softeners Scrub CO2 f...

 

The solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants may be sitting in your cupboard. Scientists at GE Global Research found that aminosilicones–a group of materials found in household products like hair conditioners, fabric softeners and plastics–could trap CO2 emissions. Researchers hope that once fully developed, the materials could be used as part of a CO2 absorber system for flue gases emitted by coal-fired power plants.

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  1. Trane air conditioners July 4, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Sweet……

  2. dick_freebird March 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    A bag of quick lime or slaked lime will sequester its own weight in CO2,
    and a whole lot cheaper.

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