Mineral carbonation for long-term CO2 storage: An exergy analysis

Ron Zevenhoven*, Inga Kavaliauskaite

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Magnesium oxide-based minerals (serpentine, olivine) may be used for long-term storage of CO2, from combustion of fossil fuels or industrial processes in the form of magnesium carbonate. Large resources of suitable minerals appear to exist in Finland and at many other locations worldwide. The efficiency of mineral carbonation processing can be evaluated using exergy analysis, which will allow for comparing different mineral types characterised by different composition and quality. Other important factors are temperature and pressure and the degree of magnesium carbonation conversion. Important for the analysis is the calculation of the standard chemical exergy of the chemical species involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Thermodynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Carbon dioxide
  • Exergy analysis
  • Mineral carbonation


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