Swansea University researchers are investigating the possibility of using sunlight to convert hazardous medical waste into clean hydrogen fuel.
The team are developing a novel process called photoreforming which uses sunlight to simultaneously kill viruses and convert non-recyclable waste into clean hydrogen fuel.
The process works by using nanostructured semiconductors to drive the degradation of waste and pathogens with sunlight.
Recently boosted by £47,000 of Welsh Government funding, the project comes at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is creating vast amounts of additional waste, such as masks and other protective equipment.
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