Chip of wood to combat pollution, an amazing project sustainable
You would have thought it would come to speak even a microchip made of wood!
The solution designed by the University of Wisconsis-Madison to try to reduce the number of electronic waste may seem bizarre, but it is not at all, since the study was even published in the journal Nature. If it should turn out to be sound, economically sustainable, it could solve many problems: according to data recently published by the UN, in fact, in 2014 were produced about 41.8 million tons of e-waste, ie junk mail; a solution, therefore, should be located as soon as possible.
The University proposes, for this reason, the realization of a computer chip completely biodegradable, almost entirely in wood such a chip, consisting in nanofibrille of cellulose, consists of a wooden material that compared to other has a coefficient of thermal expansion very low; this allows, of course, to solve the problems that any other wooden component would have caused, without compromising, for more, performance: scientists, in fact, have used an epoxy coating for the protection of nanofibrille by agents such as humidity and the ‘erosion.
And if you think it’s over here, you are mistaken: one of the researchers have in fact ensured that, left in a forest along with mushrooms, this chip may deteriorate without causing problems; it is, therefore, of a real sustainable microprocessor that, going to replace all the electronics we know, would significantly reduce the environmental impact. At the moment, there is talk of production, but studies continue: we will see if the project, and we hope, will give the results so areas.