Making Hydrogen From Banana Peels

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Photo-pyrolysis means splitting molecules into smaller gaseous and solid molecules via heat generated from flashes of intense white light. Through this process, scientists are able to turn banana peels into hydrogen, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and biochar. Before photo-pyrolysis, banana peels were dried at 105°C for 24 hours to remove moisture. Afterwards, they were ground into a fine powder and exposed to the flash of a xenon lamp. This process yielded 100 litres of hydrogen per kilogram of banana peel in just 14.5 milliseconds. Read full article here

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