Extraction of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through engineered chemical sinkage

M. K. Dubey, H. Ziock, G. Rueff, S. Elliott, W. S. Smith, Klaus Lackner, N. A. Johnston

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Results of economics and scaling measurements, atmospheric simulations, and laboratory experiments made a strong case to explore CO 2 extraction from air as an advanced CO 2 capture and sequestration technology. The process compared very favorably against renewable sources, e.g., solar, wind, or biomass. This scheme is attractive because it allows CO 2 sequestration without a costly change in the existing infrastructure. It collects the CO 2 from the transportation and other distributed power sources. It also retains carbon-based energy, which continues to be highly cost-effective, and it has the potential of restoring atmospheric CO 2 to pre-industrial levels providing insurance against any large and rapid climate change events in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event224th ACS National Meeting - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2002Apr 11 2002


Other224th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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