Carbon neutral materials from CO2 sequestration: The mineral carbonation option

Aimaro Sanna*

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CO2 sequestration by mineral carbonation (MC) is a technology that can potentially sequester billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. However, MC is currently limited by its high costs. The successful development of post processing routes creating marketable carbon neutral products could help the deployment of mineral carbonation. The selected MC technology will play an important role on the products created, available post-processing routes and accessible markets if the resultant materials are of high purity. Typically, MC technology produces slurries that are difficult to re-use. However, recent development of the MC technology namely 'aqueous carbonation by pH swing' is able to separate the different product streams (carbonates, silica, iron oxides) enhancing the possibilities to re-use these materials. This assessment indicates that low-value applications, such as fill for land reclamation, may represent the only viable opportunity at the current state of the technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFossil Fuels: Sources, Environmental Concerns and Waste Management Practices
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781628084122
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Carbonates
  • Iron oxide
  • Mineral carbonation
  • Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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