Now that we know we can help alleviate global warming by doing something as simple as changing a light bulb, it's time to do something bigger: invent a whole new type of power. A group of engineers have done just that: they?ve invented a combustion chamber where fuel is burned that will power a motor that gives off almost NO pollution at all?and it's NOT nuclear.
The aim of this new combustion chamber is to reduce theproduction of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOx),which cause smog and other pollution. However, it's not perfect: it still produces just as much of the greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as a conventional engine.
Researcher Ben Zinn says, "We must burn fuel to power aircrafts and generate electricity for our homes. The combustion community is working very hard to find ways to burn the fuel completely and derive all of its energy while minimizing emissions. Our combustor has an unbelievably simple design, and it would be inexpensive to make and inexpensive to maintain."
Along with other Georgia Tech researchers, Zinn has created a new combustor (combustion chamber where fuel is burned to power an engine or gas turbine) designed to burn fuel in a wide range of devices?with next to no emission of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO), two of the primary causes of air pollution. The device can replace engines in everything from jet planes, power plants and factories to home water heaters. There's no word about whether it can be used in automobiles, one of the primary causes of smog.
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