Sunday, 31 May 2009

New uses for industrial minerals

In the Minerals Engineers network group, Achilleas Amanatidis of S & B Industrial Minerals Greece, posed the question of whether in the present economic climate we should be looking for new uses for industrial minerals.

There is an article in the June 2009 issue of Industrial Minerals on pps. 48-55 that may interest him and others. Its title is 'Minerals key to locking emissions' and it examines the use of industrial minerals in capturing carbon dioxide emissions. The minerals that are capable of sequestering CO2 are those that contain the alkaline earths- magnesium oxide and calcium oxide.

Looks like a potentially fruitful area for research.

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