Injecting Carbon Dioxide Into Basalt Turns It Into Solid Rock, Study Shows
Carbon dioxide is currently one of the most abundant greenhouse gases contributing to the issues of global warming and climate change. While researchers have been relatively successful at trapping environmentally-harmful carbon emission from the atmosphere, the problem of storing it safely has continued to plague today’s greatest scientific minds.
As part of a new study, a team has come up with an innovative, new way of sequestering the carbonabsorbed from the air. Recently published in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal, the research reveals that injecting CO2 into basalt in turn causes it to transform into solid rock within just two years.
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