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Title: Use of carbonates for biological and chemical synthesis

Abstract

A system of using carbonates, especially water-insoluble or sparing soluble mineral carbonates, for maintaining or increasing dissolved inorganic carbon concentrations in aqueous media. In particular, the system generates concentrated dissolve inorganic carbon substrates for photosynthetic, chemosynthetic, or abiotic chemical production of carbonaceous or other compounds in solution. In some embodiments, the invention can also enhance the dissolution and retention of carbon dioxide in aqueous media, and can produce pH buffering capacity, metal ions, and heat, which can be beneficial to the preceding syntheses.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1157565
Patent Number(s):
8,828,706
Application Number:
13/797,434
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Rau, Gregory Hudson. Use of carbonates for biological and chemical synthesis. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Rau, Gregory Hudson. Use of carbonates for biological and chemical synthesis. United States.
Rau, Gregory Hudson. Tue . "Use of carbonates for biological and chemical synthesis". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1157565.
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