Team One Carbon Catcher Design Report
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Team One Carbon Catcher Design Report

  • Author(s): Garcia, Ohtli
  • Mammano, Dominic
  • Hoang, Hung
  • Brusa, Josh
  • Jiang, Liruilin
  • Klinge, Benjamin
  • Muktevi, Sai
  • Pham, Donny
  • Ibarra, John
  • Trinh, Minh
  • Chow, Russell
  • Cortez, Justin
  • Lee, Chak Yin Jeffrey
  • Pham, Brian
  • Truong, Amber
  • Yu, Cliff
  • Shah, Vishwa Darshak
  • Editor(s): Khalil, Myriam
  • Alkhatib, Mazen Nader
  • Chang, Derek
  • et al.
Creative Commons 'BY' version 4.0 license
Abstract

Overview The burning of fossil fuels largely contributes to the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. The US Department of Transportation alone contributed almost 6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2018 (EIA). Due to this, this report proposes recycling captured CO2 into a base for cleaner burning fuel in order to reduce emissions from the transportation industry and many others, which has the potential to impact many areas. Extraction of atmospheric CO2 is possible through a membrane filtration system based on traditional nitrogen generation. The passive filtration system autonomously separates the CO2 from other air components, thereby reducing energy consumption. The system's working sensors and actuators utilize similar energy saving strategies, such as distributing cloud-computing services over multiple servers and mainframes to reduce computing power. The movement of air is directed by a scalable fan device, which is presented as a modular design to allow customization of fan parts to specific size and installation requirements. As an integrated device, Team 1’s Carbon Catcher operates with a high efficiency in order to maximize the commercial opportunity of converting captured CO2 into cleaner fuel while also reducing CO2 emissions and the greenhouse effect. Goal The goal of Team 1’s Carbon Catcher project proposal is to design a cost-effective, scalable, and modular atmospheric carbon dioxide removal system that is capable of being utilized in a range of urban environments and may fit a variety of different customer requirements or requests.

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