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Title: Carbon dioxide extraction from air: Is it an option?

Abstract

Controlling the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere without limiting access to fossil energy resources is only possible if carbon dioxide is collected and disposed of away from the atmosphere. While it may be cost-advantageous to collect the carbon dioxide at concentrated sources without ever letting it enter the atmosphere, this approach is not available for the many diffuse sources of carbon dioxide. Similarly, for many older plants, a retrofit to collect the carbon dioxide is either impossible or prohibitively expensive. For these cases the authors investigate the possibility of collecting the carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. The authors conclude that there are no fundamental obstacles to this approach and that it deserves further investigation. Carbon dioxide extraction directly from the atmosphere would allow carbon management without the need for a completely changed infrastructure. In addition it eliminates the need for a completely changed infrastructure. In addition it eliminates the need for a complex carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure, thus at least in part offsetting the higher cost of extraction from air.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20013487
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 24th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization and Fuel Systems, Clearwater, FL (US), 03/08/1999--03/11/1999; Other Information: PBD: [1999]; Related Information: In: The proceedings of the 24th international technical conference on coal utilization and fuel systems, by Sakkestad, B.A. [ed.], 1091 pages.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CARBON DIOXIDE; MATERIALS RECOVERY; EXTRACTION; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; MAGNESIUM CARBONATES; SERPENTINE; AQUIFERS; MARINE DISPOSAL; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; MITIGATION

Citation Formats

Lackner, K S, Grimes, P, and Ziock, H J. Carbon dioxide extraction from air: Is it an option?. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Lackner, K S, Grimes, P, & Ziock, H J. Carbon dioxide extraction from air: Is it an option?. United States.
Lackner, K S, Grimes, P, and Ziock, H J. Thu . "Carbon dioxide extraction from air: Is it an option?". United States.
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title = {Carbon dioxide extraction from air: Is it an option?},
author = {Lackner, K S and Grimes, P and Ziock, H J},
abstractNote = {Controlling the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere without limiting access to fossil energy resources is only possible if carbon dioxide is collected and disposed of away from the atmosphere. While it may be cost-advantageous to collect the carbon dioxide at concentrated sources without ever letting it enter the atmosphere, this approach is not available for the many diffuse sources of carbon dioxide. Similarly, for many older plants, a retrofit to collect the carbon dioxide is either impossible or prohibitively expensive. For these cases the authors investigate the possibility of collecting the carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. The authors conclude that there are no fundamental obstacles to this approach and that it deserves further investigation. Carbon dioxide extraction directly from the atmosphere would allow carbon management without the need for a completely changed infrastructure. In addition it eliminates the need for a completely changed infrastructure. In addition it eliminates the need for a complex carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure, thus at least in part offsetting the higher cost of extraction from air.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {7}
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