Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2010114565) METHOD OF CAPTURING AND STORING EXCESS CO2 BY SEEDING MELT WATER LAKES FROM GLACIAL MASSES OR THE LAKE WITH METAL HYDROXIDES

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/114565    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/041806
Publication Date: Fri Oct 08 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2009
IPC: B01D 53/00
C02F 1/00
Applicants: MURRAY, Kenneth, D.
MURRAY, Katherine, A.
Inventors: MURRAY, Kenneth, D.
MURRAY, Katherine, A.
Title: METHOD OF CAPTURING AND STORING EXCESS CO2 BY SEEDING MELT WATER LAKES FROM GLACIAL MASSES OR THE LAKE WITH METAL HYDROXIDES
Abstract:
A method of capturing and storing excess carbon dioxide (CO2) includes seeding melt water lakes formed on glacial masses with metal hydroxides. The excess CO2 is then stored as a precipitate from the seed of CO2 and metal hydroxides. Further, a method to apply nutrient minerals directly to pack-ice and open water promotes carbon sequestration by chlorophyll and subsequently phytoplankton, oxygen, and zooplankton.