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Radiation Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: A New Chemical Industry?

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submitted on 03.07.2020 and posted on 06.07.2020 by Peter Livingston
A novel approach to use waste radiation from spent fuel rods to reduce carbon dioxide to produce various feedstock chemicals for the chemical industry.
The basic radiochemistry has been known for at least four decades. The novel element is how this all can be accomplished safely using spent-fuel assembly radiation. The latter is carbon footprint-free and the product materials are also very pure. There is no residual contamination requiring expensive 'clean-up' unlike chemical industry feedstocks produced by the petrochemical industry.

Funding

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History

Email Address of Submitting Author

peterm.livingston@gmail.com

Institution

None

Country

United States

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0001-8908-3962

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest

Version Notes

Accepted for publication, "Journal of Earth Science & Climate Change" 2020 11.2

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