CO2 Emissions Carbon Dioxide Can Be Made Into A Solid Stone by pumping into the ground
CO2 Emissions Carbon Dioxide Can Be Made Into A Solid Stone by pumping into the ground. Increasing levels CO2 has been a problem for the human race for quite some time now. This can help and prevent the drastic climate changes occurring due to CO2 emissions in the air.
This unique experiment gave us a feasible and secure way of controlling the amount of CO2 in the environment causing trouble for the human race, Underground CO2 cannot warm the planet or cause Global Warming in any way. Such carbon capture and storage (CCS) is essential to prevent global warming, but currently, all projects stores CO2 as a gas which is not feasible on a large scale and concerns about potential leakage.
The research known as Carbfix Project started by pumping CO2 into a volcanic rock in Iceland. CO2 reacted with the gases to form carbonate minerals, which produces limestone. The researchers were surprised by the speed at which the gas turned into a solid. It took just 2 years as compared the predicted time of a couple of hundred years. After successful execution of this experimentation, The Iceland project has been instructed to bury 10,000 tonnes of CO2 a year and basalt rocks used during the process are common all around the world. One potential challenge for the project is the large amounts of water required: 25 tonnes of water per tonne of CO2 buried. But as Researchers said that seawater could be of good use in this case, which would be in loads of supply at the coastal sites. The requirements of Basalt salts can be fulfilled by extensive deposits of sea basalts in Washington and Oregon. India has a huge number of polluting coal power plants which have lead to huge basalt deposits in the region of Deccan Traps. The efficiency of the project is 95%. Almost 95% of the CO2 gas is converted into carbonated rocks.