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david george

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An idea to absorb the carbon dioxide in the air

Hai i am david working as junior mechanical engineer .. I am proposing an ideat how to decrease the air pollution..air is polluted by mainly carbon dioxide emitted by many vehicles ...as we know all castic soda (sodium hydroxide ) absorb the co2..so that if we made a box having suction fan ..these set up mounted on long hallow verticle tube ..these total equipment construct in between the road having heavy traffick ..co2 entrapped by fan and going to inside the box and absorbed by the castic soda ..if the castic soda is unable to absorb the co2 we wil replaced by using long verticle tube ..box having one light .so that it wil act as a stree lights ..these process is a cyclic process ..we wil construct these a distance of 10 mts .all tubes are connected to main long horizantal tube supplies the castic soda ..so that we wil entrap co2 by these method

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  • Jul 31 2013: th problem with co2 is that it is causing gloal warming, which can be corrected easily and cheaply
    anchor barges over the deepest trenches of the oceans wih either solar or nucclear bpower generators on board. also on board a battery of air compressors that will pump air down 500-1000 feet and roil the surface water with cooler water from below. the deeper water will continue to cool the upper layers of water and air lower global temperatures easilyby 2 degrees or more can be easily regulated tomaintain a goal temperature and be relatively pollution free in operaton
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      Aug 4 2013: You're a little off on your estimates Dave. The scale of warming caused by the CO2 blanket we've created over ourselves, is (many millions) of times more vast than the amount of energy it would take to circulate the deep ocean currents to correct it. The oceans do this on their own as dense salt water is naturally exchanged with fresh water from terrestrial sources. The dense salt water sinks, and the fresh water tends to stay at the surface. You have a nice idea, but the scale of the problem is huge, far beyond our capacity to generate the power for what you propose. Even if we had thousands of nuclear plants it wouldn't make a dent my friend. Think about what's happening.CO2 is hovering in the troposphere, the extremely thin layer of air, and all it's components hovering over us only few miles thick. Think of it like a thin onion skin of atmosphere around our little ball in space.Vast amounts of energy that strike us from the sun under the right circumstances are reflected back into the cold vacuum of space. Like pulling a blanket over us the CO2 acts as a barrier to the dissipation of that heat energy. The insulation effect is many orders of magnitude more powerful than it's thinness would suggest. That's why deserts get so cold at night, (radiational cooling) the heat absorbed by the earths mass is quickly dissipated into space after the sun sets because the air is devoid of water vapor. Unlike water vapor the CO2 doesn't go away, unless it's absorbed by plants. The best solution to that is to stop, and reverse the CO2 we're putting in the atmosphere. There is merit in your idea however. You might want to look on Google videos for lectures on (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plants) They can be used to generate power through just the process you're describing. The value is not circulation but generation of electricity, and hydrogen for consumption instead of fossil fuels. We have no choice but to stop consuming fossil fuels. There's no easy out my friend

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