Magnesite disposal of carbon dioxide

Klaus Lackner, Darryl P. Butt, Christopher H. Wendt

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Abstract

In this paper we report our progress on developing a method for carbon dioxide disposal whose purpose it is to maintain coal energy competitive even if environmental and political pressures will require a drastic reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. In contrast to most other methods, our approach is not aiming at a partial solution of the problem, or at buying time for phasing out fossil energy. Instead, its purpose is to obtain a complete and economic solution of the problem, and thus maintain access to the vast fossil energy reservoir. A successful development of this technology would guarantee energy availability for many centuries even if world economic growth exceeds the most optimistic estimates that have been put forward. Out approach differs from all others in that we are developing an industrial process which chemically binds the carbon dioxide in an exothermic reaction into a mineral carbonate that is thermodynamically stable and environmentally benign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems
Place of PublicationWashington, DC, United States
PublisherCoal & Slurry Technology Assoc
Pages419-430
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 22nd International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems - Clearwater, FL, USA
Duration: Mar 16 1997Mar 19 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 22nd International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems
CityClearwater, FL, USA
Period3/16/973/19/97

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Lackner, K., Butt, D. P., & Wendt, C. H. (1997). Magnesite disposal of carbon dioxide. In Proceedings of the International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems (pp. 419-430). Coal & Slurry Technology Assoc.