Carbon dioxide sequestration by mineral carbonation: Literature review update 2005-2007: Report 2008-1

Johan Sipilä, Sebastian Teir, Ron Zevenhoven

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    The field of mineral sequestration for the long-term storage of carbon dioxide is a CCS (carbon dioxide capture and storage) option that provides an alternative for the more widely advocated method of geological storage in underground cavities, especially at locations where such underground cavities are not available, where the risk of leakage of the CO2 stored underground is considered unacceptable, or where large resources of material suitable for carbonation are present. Although the state of the art of mineral carbonation processing technically suffers from too slow chemical kinetics and poor energy economy, the driving forces for continued attention for this CCS route are its sheer capacity (dwarfing other CCS methods), the fact that it gives compact and leakage-free CO2 fixation that needs no post-storage monitoring and finally the potential of operating at a zero (or negative) net energy input, provided that the process is properly optimised, and utilises the benefits of favourable thermodynamics. Despite partial successes and promising process ideas, so far the keys to success have not been found. While work on this subject did not start until the 1990s, earlier literature reviews have considered the period until 2000 [1+], the period until 2003 [2+] and the years 2003-2004 [3]. As already noted in the previous review, the increasing worldwide interest in mineral carbonation (demonstrated, for example, by the number of contributions to the latest GHGT conferences) has motivated the prompt production of the next literature review.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationÅbo
    PublisherÅbo Akademi
    Number of pages59
    ISBN (Print)978-952-12-2036-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesÅbo Akademi: Department of Chemical Engineering: Heat Engineering Laboratory


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