The urgent need for carbon dioxide sequestration

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The danger of global warming has put in question the use of fossil fuels which constitute the most abundant and most reliable energy resource. Meeting the ever growing world demand for cheap energy, while simultaneously achieving the required drastic reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions can only be accomplished by actively preventing carbon dioxide generated in the combustion of fuels from accumulating in the atmosphere, i.e. by sequestration. Sequestration is possible and economically viable and is currently the only realistic solution to the dilemma of CO{sub 2} emissions. The authors have developed a very promising approach that disposes of carbon dioxide ... continued below

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Lackner, K.S.; Butt, D.P.; Jensen, R. & Ziock, H. September 1, 1998.

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The danger of global warming has put in question the use of fossil fuels which constitute the most abundant and most reliable energy resource. Meeting the ever growing world demand for cheap energy, while simultaneously achieving the required drastic reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions can only be accomplished by actively preventing carbon dioxide generated in the combustion of fuels from accumulating in the atmosphere, i.e. by sequestration. Sequestration is possible and economically viable and is currently the only realistic solution to the dilemma of CO{sub 2} emissions. The authors have developed a very promising approach that disposes of carbon dioxide by chemically combining it in an exothermic reaction with readily available minerals to form carbonates. The resulting carbonates are stable solids that are known to be environmentally benign and to be stable on geological time scales. This stands in contrast to most other methods that do not appear to fully solve the long term problem.

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  • Other: DE98006088
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-963
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/663529 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663529
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710853

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Lackner, K.S.; Butt, D.P.; Jensen, R. & Ziock, H. The urgent need for carbon dioxide sequestration, report, September 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710853/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.