Carbon Capture And Storage : A Means Of Limiting Anthropogenic Emissions Of Co2

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Carbon Capture and Storage: A means of limiting anthropogenic emissions of CO2?
Introduction
Anthropogenic emissions of CO2 as well as their effects on the climate increase on a daily basis. With the current situation of things in the world, it is unlikely for renewable energy resources to replace fossil fuels as the major sources of energy anytime soon (Wennersten et al, 725). Therefore, Carbon capture and storage (CCS) seems to be one of the most viable options to reduce the current rate of anthropogenic emissions of CO2. Sustainability is a key factor in determining whether or not CCS becomes a major technology in limiting anthropogenic emissions of CO2. That is, the benefits of CCS should outweigh its costs. In this paper, I 'm going to look at carbon capture and its feasibility as a key factor in limiting anthropogenic emissions of CO2.

Capture
Carbon capture basically involves capturing CO2 from large point sources such as fossil fuel power plants and transporting to a storage site where it would be unable to re-enter the atmosphere. The aim of CCS is to limit the amount of CO2 generated by industries that combust fossil fuels and release CO2 in the process. The project is targeted at CO2 emitting industries because CO2 is more concentrated in those regions and capture would be most effective in those regions.

Processes involved In Carbon Capture
There are three major types of based on the combustion processes. CO2 capture is the most expensive of the whole CCS…
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