Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a fast, low-cost method to sequester carbon dioxide gas. Serpentine minerals and carbon dioxide gas are flash heated to high temperatures. The process initiates a chemical reaction that releases water and the carbon dioxide gas is crystallized into a carbonate mineral. Unlike underground carbon dioxide storage that may release the gases into the atmosphere, this process disposes the gasses. The resulting carbonate is stable and environmentally inert.
- CO2 sequestration for coal burning electricity generating power plants
- Industrial CO2 sequestration
- Vehicular CO2 emissions control
Benefits and Advantages
- Lower Costs – Process acts fast in between 10 and 40 seconds reducing the amount of energy required to cause the reaction.
- More Protection – The process is a carbon dioxide disposal method and gases cannot be released into the atmosphere in the future.
- Retrofit – The innovation can be easily applied to existing equipment.
For more information about the inventor(s) and their research, please see
Dr. Andrew Chizmeshya's directory webpage