Solar thermal decomposition of desalination reject brine for carbon dioxide removal and neutralisation of ocean acidity


Desalination plants could become net absorbers (rather than net emitters) of CO2. Thermal decomposition of salts in desalination reject brine can yield MgO which, added to the ocean, would take up CO2 through conversion to bicarbonate. The process proposed here comprises dewatering of brine followed by decomposition in a solar receiver using a heliostat field.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Science and Technology,Environmental Engineering
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 07:11
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 10:05
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-03-01
Published Online Date: 2015-01-12
Accepted Date: 2015-01-12
Submitted Date: 2014-09-20
Authors: Davies, P.A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4783-1234)



Version: Accepted Version

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