Author(s): Strunk, Jennifer
Publication: Bunsen-Magazin, Issue 5 2021, Pages: 235-237
Publisher: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V., Frankfurt
The plan sounds so simple: Use carbon dioxide and water and convert it to some industrially useful chemical. It does not even matter which product exactly is obtained, because anything will be of more value than CO2. But please use only light to conduct the reaction – by using photocatalysts. If such a process can be conducted on the industrial scale, ideally with sunlight or energy-efficient LED light sources, it may indeed contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and to providing platform chemicals for sustainable production.
Cite this: Strunk, Jennifer (2021): Saving the world with CO2?! Bunsen-Magazin 2021, 5: 235-237. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. DOI: 10.26125/bfpg-6k88