Professors XiaoYu Wu and Matt Parker got together again with students from University of Waterloo’s Impact Alliance, UW Energy Network, and other groups to discuss carbon removal! This was the second mini-hack held by the OpenAir Collective at the University of Waterloo, this time featuring the OpenAir Sorbent Tester.
They were joined virtually by Professor Chris Chung, designer of the Sorbent Tester, who explained to students why it was created, how it’s used in OpenAir’s research, and the role they could play in advancing our research.
The students were then provided with parts, electronics, and code to build a functional sorbent tester on their own.
We’ll keep working with them to help them use and iterate on the designs to help us learn more about what sorbents work best for carbon removal, how best to prepare them for use, and how to most efficiently release the captured CO2 for regeneration.