Carbon Sequestration Of Fossil Fuels

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Our current problem, global warming caused by the growing amount of emissions, can no longer be swept under the rug. As we all know, global warming is caused by carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere. But, now there is a possible solution of burying it deep underground or beneath the ocean. The burning of fossil fuels poses a great threat to rising sea levels, stronger storms, and agricultural disruptions. Most importantly the global temperature level rising. Humans are in risk with carbon dioxide being emitted to the atmosphere daily. There is no simple solution to removing carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere. Fossil fuels are one of the most essential source to power our daily needs. Although, renewable energy is emerging to reduce global …show more content…
The method of carbon sequestration already has some key parts. The chemical system is currently being used in some facilities such dry ice manufacture and beverage carbonation. This brings the idea that the same approach be used towards coal-burning electric power plants. The smokestacks could be replaced with absorption towers. The first tower can separate the carbon dioxide from the other gases such as water vapor and nitrogen to absorb it. The second tower would separate the carbon dioxide from the absorbing chemicals, which would allow for the absorbing chemicals to be returned to the first tower for reuse. When the burned coal is done with oxygen rather than air it would allow for it to be much easier. It would be mixed only with water vapor, not nitrogen. Which would allow for the water vapor to be condensed, leaving pure carbon dioxide gas that can be stored away safely for …show more content…
If the carbon dioxide is stored underneath the ocean, there is going to be many more problems. If a leak occurs after the certain limit has been reached the carbon dioxide would spread into the ocean. This would affect the organisms and the organism’s habitat. Soon now we would have a much bigger environmental problem. After the carbon dioxide has manifested into the ocean water it would still be entering the atmosphere. Now we would be left with trillions of stored carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and pose a great threat to the ocean’s organism’s habitat. Another possible way to use the carbon sequestration is by using it on automobiles. Cars play a major role in burning fossil fuels. To travel, we use cars daily burning many tons of carbon daily around the world. Just like I mentioned earlier by using two pipes for coal-burning electric power plants, we can prevent from the carbon dioxide emitted from all the cars go into the atmosphere. There could be new cars made with two pipes to prevent the chemicals from going into the

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