Skip to comments.Butt batteries: Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters
Posted on 08/13/2014 2:28:15 AM PDT by blueplum
(Reuters) - Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power everything from mobile phones to electric cars.
In a study published on Tuesday in the journal Nanotechnology, researchers from Seoul National University outlined how they transformed the used filters, which are composed mainly of cellulose acetate fibers and are considered toxic and a risk to the environment when discarded.
"Our study has shown that used cigarette filters can be transformed into a high-performing carbon-based material using a simple one-step process, which simultaneously offers...
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Wait until they find out that it’s actually the filters that causes cancer.
If true, then smokers will go from funding health care for children (under current law) to providing the greenies with supercapacitors. Which means the government will now start requiring everyone to smoke.
A long time ago, filters were made of asbestos, so ... Yes.
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