Eco materials from CO2 capture: Compressive strengths of a plasterboard alternative
The utilization of carbon dioxide to produce solid carbonates as construction materials can provide a large-scale sink for CO2, in terms of long-term storage, while providing a sustainable solution for the industry. In this context, nesquehonite (MgCO3·3H2O), that may be precipitated from captured CO2 and Mg-brines, has been proven as a promising cementitious material.
Fair design of CCS infrastructure for power plants in Qatar under carbon trading scheme
Qatar is currently the highest emitter per capita and targets emission reduction by exercising tight controls on gas flaring. In order to limit the emission under allowances, the power plants have two options: investing in carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems or buying carbon credits for the excess emissions above their allowances. However, CCS systems are expensive for installation and operation. In this paper, a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model is developed for the...