Initial Exploration Free Floating CO2 Fixation Catalysts

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Aya Thompson 

Abstract

Climate change as an inextricable and dire threat to humanity is well established. The primary problem stems from an excess of carbon dioxide in earths atmosphere and oceans causing a gradual increase in average temperature. With this there arises an immediate need for the alteration of this carbon dioxide into differing chemical states. Herein we perform an initial exploration of adapting the current field of "photocatalytic CO2 reduction" towards a mass geoengineering solution. We suggest that with the right strategy one could alter carbon dioxide into stable products at ambient temperatures, with no energy input other than sunlight, accomplishable by releasing CO2 fixation photocatalysts freely into the ocean. Such should be accomplishable, and it is possible that such could be done at low cost so as to affect a drastic reduction in free carbon dioxide within the Earths oceans and atmosphere

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/osf.io/bnuf7

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Environmental Sciences, Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Planetary Sciences

Keywords

climate change, geoengineering, carbon capture

Dates

Published: 2020-04-01 16:05

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GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 2.1

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