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Artificial leaf is a device that mimics the photosynthesis of plants.
Scientists of different countries numerous studies in the creation of this device. One of the options is “successful” design of a working prototype of an artificial leaf and the principle of its operation is given below.
The main difference of this design from the other ones — in a special membrane, which provides uniform gas exchange within the system. Inside the device (block photosynthesis) is water. As soon as inside the device the water evaporates through the micropores of a special membrane, carbon dioxide gas (CO2) flows through these micro-pores inside the device from the atmosphere. Place disappeared of water molecules is carbon dioxide. The more sunlight or heat, the faster this process goes. Further, under the influence of light carbon dioxide gas with the catalyst is converted to carbon monoxide gas (co) and oxygen.
Carbon monoxide can be used further as a raw material in organic synthesis. The same oxygen as a byproduct, is released back into the atmosphere.
According to scientists, the artificial leaf proposed construction works in 10 times more efficient than live leaves.
Scientists continue experiments with the proposed variant – a working prototype design of an artificial leaf.
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