Once again a student proves that there is no scarcity of
talent in India as a class 10th student has successfully extracted electricity
from carbon dioxide. He belongs to Kalna, Burdwan district, West Bengal. His
name is Suddhasatta Chowdhury. He innovated something as he lighted a bulb
using carbon dioxide.
This idea was first proposed by a scientist HVM Hamelers and
his team from Wetsus, the center for excellence for sustainable water
technology in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, a few years back. But he managed to
convert this idea into reality by working day and night in his laboratory and
finally extracting electricity from carbon dioxide.
The scientists wrote in the journal Environmental Science
and Technology Letters about using a combination of membranes and water to
derive current out of carbon dioxide, however this boy who is far away from
Netherlands brought his own equipment and did the same without anybody's help.
Suddhasatta shared his idea about extracting carbon dioxide;
he uses an aluminum rod to pass carbon dioxide through a small electronic
circuit, which results to the generation of 12 volts of energy. This technique
is not only cheaper but also by this idea, carbon dioxide (which is a harmful
gas) can be used efficiently at a much less cost. That's why his technique is
being considered by all.
Due to this achievement, his parents (Snigdha and Chinmoy
Chowdhury) are very proud of their son. Suddhasatta also got to participate in
the National Children's Science Congress at Chandigarh. He has a special
interest in chemical science and will definitely set milestones in future.