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Enviro Engineering Paper - Aqueous Wollastonite Carbonation...

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Aqueous Wollastonite Carbonation as a possible CO 2 sequestration process Global warming is the average increase in the earths temperature which results in a climate change. Carbon dioxide and other gases warm the surface of the planet naturally by trapping solar heat in the atmosphere. This is a good thing because it keeps our planet habitable. However, by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil and clearing forests we have dramatically increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere and temperatures are rising. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming is real, it’s already happening and that it is the result of our activities are the cause. We’re already seeing changes. Glaciers are melting, plants and animals are being forced from their habitat, and the number of severe storms and droughts is increasing. Our earth is surrounded by a shield of gases called the greenhouse gases. The greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane trap energy from the sun which heats up our earth. Without these greenhouse gases, heat would escape back
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CE CE 5401 taught by Professor Mittal during the Fall '08 term at University of Colorado Denver.

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