Beta-emitters (radioactive isotopes that emit high energy electrons) are integrated into the crystal structure of ceramic semi-conductors to form the above mentioned BAC.
• The integrated Beta–emitters energise multiple BAC particles, creating electrons on their surface .
• When aqueous CO2 is combined with the BAC particles, the transfer of electrons from the surface of the BAC particles to the adjacent CO2 molecules, causes the CO2 to become unstable.
• The destabilized CO2 combines with hydrogen in the aqueous solution (H2O), producing methanol (CH3OH) and other valuable chemicals.
• The production of methanol is continuous and does not require external energy to drive the conversion reaction.