The Straits Times
Published on Sep 12, 2012

S. Korea develops low-energy carbon capture system


(THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A team of Korean scientists has developed a new carbon dioxide capture technology which they claim is the most energy-efficient among currently available methods.

Carbon capture involves removing carbon dioxide from industrial waste gases released into the atmosphere to lower the industry's impact on the environment.

The team, led by Mr Yoon Yeo Il of the Korea Institute of Energy Research, uses potassium carbonate to extract carbon dioxide combustion gas released at industrial plants.

The technology known as Kiersol can be used to extract carbon dioxide gases released from a wide range of industrial facilities from power stations to steel and cement production facilities, the carbon dioxide content of whose exhaust gases varies from 10 per cent to about 25 per cent, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said.