It created "artificial lung", which converts water into hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen fuel is one of the most environmentally friendly types of energy sources. At the same time to get it is still quite difficult. Come to the aid of the invention may be experts from Stanford University, who recently developed "artificial lung". It will not help you breathe, but can produce the raw material for the production of clean energy, a byproduct of which is only plain water.
The device gets its name for a reason. The fact that it has many features in common with our lungs.
"When the air enters the lungs of a man, it passes through a thin membrane. This membrane extracts oxygen from the air and directs it into the bloodstream. The other substances that are not needed in the time data are outputted inversely. Unique anatomical body structure makes it very efficient gas exchange. "- explain the researchers.
"Light", created by scientists from Stanford, in fact, it is a bag, made of thick plastic film. Tiny pores water-repellent coating on the exterior of the bag, while the gold and platinum nanoparticles lining its interior. This is in order to make the membrane is selectively permeable. Further, by placing the pouch in water and supplied with the voltage through the above described apparatus elements, allows a clean energy. And if scientists have a flat membrane, efficiency, according to them, would have fallen by 32%.
"The geometric shape is very important in this case. The shape of the bag to minimize the formation of bubbles that can form and reduce the efficiency of energy generation. "Said one of the authors of Chui Yew.
At the moment, scientists want to optimize the performance of your device to operate at higher temperatures. At this point it does not work at a temperature above 100 degrees Celsius.
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