Direct Air Capture Technology: An Investigation of Net Carbon Impacts

Oct 02, 2020

Direct Air Capture (DAC) has been emerging as a promising negative emission technology, primarily due to its flexibility of location and capability to absorb CO2, generated from non-localized sources. This study evaluates the two variants of DAC in terms of overall emissions generated as a result of the process of CO2 removal from atmosphere. Both the variants were found to be reasonably efficient in terms of net CO2 removed from atmosphere, provided the energy requirements are sourced from renewable energy resources.

Keywords: Negative Emission Technology, Direct Air Capture (DAC), Greenhouse Emissions

Manan Singh (University of Florida)
Ryan Sharston (University of Florida)
Presented at: 
2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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