TOPIC: : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
7) What do you understand by ‘carbon mineralisation’? How does it help in the fight against climate change? Which are other significant carbon capture and storage methods? Discuss the prospects of CCS.( 250 words)
Why this question:
The question is amidst the recent coming of newer methods of carbon capture and storage.
Key demand of the question:
One has to elaborate what is carbon mineralisation, Elaborate how it helps in the fight against the climate change. Write other significant carbon capture and storage methods available.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Write in brief about the ‘Carbon mineralization’.
Mineralisation’ is the decomposition of the chemical compounds in organic matter, by which the nutrients in those compounds are released in soluble inorganic forms that may be available to plants.
Carbon sequestration is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide to mitigate global warming and to avoid dangerous impacts of climate change. The Carbon Capture And Storage (CCS) chain consists of three parts; capturing the carbon dioxide, transporting the carbon dioxide, and securely storing the carbon dioxide emissions, underground in depleted oil and gas fields or deep saline aquifer formations.
Explain significant carbon capture and storage methods.
Conclude with way ahead.