Carbon from smokestacks could help produce DVDs cheaply

April 9th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by admin  

Washington, April 9 (IANS) A US scientist has come up with an innovative idea to cut down on global warming and slough off million of tonnes of carbon from industrial smokestacks for productive use. The procured carbon could be the raw material for a vast quantity of polycarbonates, required every year for the manufacture of DVDs, beverage bottles, car headlights, eyeglass lenses and other consumables.

“Using carbon dioxide to create (much cheaper) polycarbonates might not solve the total carbon dioxide problem, but it could be a significant contribution,” said Thomas M

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