As we continue to develop our research into solutions, one question we keep running into is what happens currently with any captured pollutant? Scrubbers produce slurries, and those on ships can release highly acidic waste water. Filter media are typically rinsed/washed, but where does the pollutant go (I’m assuming into the soil or other water sources?)
Is there a better way to remove pollution from the air? For CO2, we have the capability to capture carbon dioxide and treat it as a source of pure CO2 for numerous applications. CO2 has some value, what about other air pollution? Would a pure stream of NOx or SOx have any kind of value? Or what about rendering the resultant ‘wash water’ harmless?
Lots of questions in there, but I really want to get at what is possible if we push the boundaries of waste treatment.