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Accelerated weathering of limestone for CO2 mitigation: Opportunities for the stone and cement industries

Mining Engineering

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Abstract

Accelerated weathering of limestone appears to provide a low-tech, inexpensive, high-capacity, environmentally friendly CO2 mitigation method that could be applied to about 200 fossil fuel fired power plants and about eight cement plants located in coastal areas in the conterminous U.S. This approach could also help solve the problem of disposal of limestone waste fines in the crushed stone industry. Research and implementation of this technology will require new collaborative efforts among the crushed stone and cement industries, electric utilities, and the science and engineering communities.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Accelerated weathering of limestone for CO2 mitigation: Opportunities for the stone and cement industries
Series title:
Mining Engineering
Volume
61
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mining Engineering
First page:
27
Last page:
32