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Coral reefs as fixers of CO2. Sangosho ni yoru nisanka tanso no kotei

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Abstract

This paper explains CO2 fixing mechanisms in coral reefs and technologies to construct coral reef eco-factories. A coral reef fists CO2 through two routes of photosynthesis and calcification, with both processes proceeding conjugately. Calcification is driven by the photosynthesis that proceeds at a rate more than ten times faster than the calcification. The Geological Survey of Japan is working on elucidating CO2 fixing mechanisms in coral reefs and studying coral reef eco-factory structuring technologies to utilize the capability of the mechanisms at a possible maximum extent. This study is directed to optimizing site conditions for coral reefs, optimal arrangements and environmental conditions for clusters, and production process determining factors. The structuring technologies may include controlling water temperatures, water flows, nutritious salts, and suspended substances that match optimal CO2 fixing conditions in coral reefs; seeding technologies for coral reef organisms; aquaculture techniques utilizing fixed CO2; combination with cultivating techniques; and combination with new energy technologies including sea water temperature difference power generation to control water flows and maintain facilities. 4 refs., 5 figs.
Authors:
Yamamuro, M [1] 
  1. Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)
Publication Date:
Jul 25, 1992
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NEDO-92-930445; EDB-93-018600
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Shigen to Kankyo; (Japan); Journal Volume: 1:2
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 42 ENGINEERING; CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION; BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS; CARBONATE MINERALS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; CORALS; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; CHEMICAL PLANTS; ECOSYSTEMS; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; FISHERIES; NUTRIENTS; OCEAN THERMAL POWER PLANTS; PLANT BREEDING; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SUSPENSIONS; ANIMALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CNIDARIA; COELENTERATA; DISPERSIONS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INVERTEBRATES; KINETICS; MINERALS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; POWER PLANTS; REACTION KINETICS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; SYNTHESIS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 290301* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety- Regional & Global Environmental Aspects- (1992-); 540120 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 423000 - Engineering- Marine Engineering- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
7129153
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0916-9997; CODEN: SKANE7
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
Pages: 13-20
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Yamamuro, M. Coral reefs as fixers of CO2. Sangosho ni yoru nisanka tanso no kotei. Japan: N. p., 1992. Web.
Yamamuro, M. Coral reefs as fixers of CO2. Sangosho ni yoru nisanka tanso no kotei. Japan.
Yamamuro, M. 1992. "Coral reefs as fixers of CO2. Sangosho ni yoru nisanka tanso no kotei." Japan.
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title = {Coral reefs as fixers of CO2. Sangosho ni yoru nisanka tanso no kotei}
author = {Yamamuro, M}
abstractNote = {This paper explains CO2 fixing mechanisms in coral reefs and technologies to construct coral reef eco-factories. A coral reef fists CO2 through two routes of photosynthesis and calcification, with both processes proceeding conjugately. Calcification is driven by the photosynthesis that proceeds at a rate more than ten times faster than the calcification. The Geological Survey of Japan is working on elucidating CO2 fixing mechanisms in coral reefs and studying coral reef eco-factory structuring technologies to utilize the capability of the mechanisms at a possible maximum extent. This study is directed to optimizing site conditions for coral reefs, optimal arrangements and environmental conditions for clusters, and production process determining factors. The structuring technologies may include controlling water temperatures, water flows, nutritious salts, and suspended substances that match optimal CO2 fixing conditions in coral reefs; seeding technologies for coral reef organisms; aquaculture techniques utilizing fixed CO2; combination with cultivating techniques; and combination with new energy technologies including sea water temperature difference power generation to control water flows and maintain facilities. 4 refs., 5 figs.}
journal = {Shigen to Kankyo; (Japan)}
volume = {1:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1992}
month = {Jul}
}