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Coral reefs as eco-energy factories. Eco-energy kichi to shite no sangosho

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Abstract

This paper gives an outline of basic problems related to possibilities of CO2 fixing technologies using coral reefs, and problems in their development. The paper describes that primary production (of organic matters) per unit area of a coral reef shows a value exceeding that with tropical rain forests. However, with respect to whether an effective CO2 fixing system could be structured, there are questions to be answered to CO2 fixing mechanisms in coral reefs and to where organic matters produced in coral reefs would go. For the latter problem, the following three cases may be assumed: Accumulation in coral bottom materials; flow-out from a coral reef and transfer to deep ocean layers; and decomposition into CO2 and water as a result of actions of microorganisms. As regards development of CO2 fixing technologies, the paper indicates necessity of discussions on the following matters: Utilization of ocean thermal energy conversion in addition to promoting CO2 fixation using coral reefs; dissolution of coral reef limestone by injecting liquefied CO2; and utilization of coral reefs as energy transportation relaying stations. 3 refs., 2 figs.
Authors:
Nozaki, K [1] 
  1. Electrochemical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1993
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NEDO-93-930299; EDB-93-148868
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chishitsu Nyusu; (Japan); Journal Volume: 465
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 42 ENGINEERING; CORALS; CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION; REEFS; ENERGY FACILITIES; ECOLOGY; FORESTS; TROPICAL REGIONS; CARBON DIOXIDE; DECOMPOSITION; DEPTH 3-6 KM; DISSOLUTION; INJECTION; LIMESTONE; LIQUEFIED GASES; MICROORGANISMS; OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; ORGANIC MATTER; SEA BED; SEAS; SEDIMENTS; ANIMALS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBONATE ROCKS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CNIDARIA; COELENTERATA; CONVERSION; DEPTH; DIMENSIONS; ENERGY CONVERSION; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; INTAKE; INVERTEBRATES; MATTER; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SURFACE WATERS; 290301* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety- Regional & Global Environmental Aspects- (1992-); 423000 - Engineering- Marine Engineering- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5969915
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0009-4854; CODEN: CHNYB7
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
Pages: 45-47
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Citation Formats

Nozaki, K. Coral reefs as eco-energy factories. Eco-energy kichi to shite no sangosho. Japan: N. p., 1993. Web.
Nozaki, K. Coral reefs as eco-energy factories. Eco-energy kichi to shite no sangosho. Japan.
Nozaki, K. 1993. "Coral reefs as eco-energy factories. Eco-energy kichi to shite no sangosho." Japan.
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title = {Coral reefs as eco-energy factories. Eco-energy kichi to shite no sangosho}
author = {Nozaki, K}
abstractNote = {This paper gives an outline of basic problems related to possibilities of CO2 fixing technologies using coral reefs, and problems in their development. The paper describes that primary production (of organic matters) per unit area of a coral reef shows a value exceeding that with tropical rain forests. However, with respect to whether an effective CO2 fixing system could be structured, there are questions to be answered to CO2 fixing mechanisms in coral reefs and to where organic matters produced in coral reefs would go. For the latter problem, the following three cases may be assumed: Accumulation in coral bottom materials; flow-out from a coral reef and transfer to deep ocean layers; and decomposition into CO2 and water as a result of actions of microorganisms. As regards development of CO2 fixing technologies, the paper indicates necessity of discussions on the following matters: Utilization of ocean thermal energy conversion in addition to promoting CO2 fixation using coral reefs; dissolution of coral reef limestone by injecting liquefied CO2; and utilization of coral reefs as energy transportation relaying stations. 3 refs., 2 figs.}
journal = {Chishitsu Nyusu; (Japan)}
volume = {465}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1993}
month = {May}
}