A device which could remove the harmful CO2 from car exhaust fumes has been invented by a group of ingenious Cork teenagers.
Daniella Nwaedozie(15), Leona Oppong (15), Rayaa Onog (16) and Sinead Ahern, students at Christ the King Secondary school in Cork were awarded second place for their project ‘Moving Clean’, at a national scifest competition hosted by Teen Turn. Scifest is Irelands largest second level STEM fair programme. It takes place locally, regionally and nationally, is inclusive and free to enter
They were one of 47 projects at the event in The Digital Hub in Dublin recently. The girls made it a clean sweep of awards on the day picking up the EirGrid Energy Award Rosette as well.
“Our project was looking for a way to reduce the impacts cars have on climate change. We discovered a technology called “Direct Air Capture” which strips Co2 from the air using activated charcoal,” said Sinéad. “We created a design that is fitted over your car exhaust and strips the Co2 as it is outputted from your exhaust. would help reduce the impact of cars on climate change.”
The hope is that the device will reduce carbon emissions from car exhuasts.