Rock stars: Geologists testing aquifer rocks as containers to permanently trap carbon dioxide
Two Kansas State University geologists are part of a comprehensive statewide study on using rocks for long-term storage of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a gas that is a byproduct of respiration and burning fossil fuels and heat sources, among other causes. Studies have linked increased carbon dioxide production to climate change. "Currently, more carbon dioxide is being produced by various sources, both natural and anthropogenic, and is going into the atmosphere," said Saugata Datta, assistant professor of geology who is leading the university's involvement in the project. "This study is not to look at what carbon dioxide does to the atmosphere, but rather how to sequester it and keep it from reaching the atmosphere in the first place."
Monday, July 9, 2012
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