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Hungarian mud remedy also captured carbon

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‘A few people had looked at the possibility of using red mud for carbon capture in the past, but it was a real surprise that adding gypsum turned out to have this effect,’ says Dr Phil Renforth, a geochemist at the University of Oxford and the paper’s lead author. ‘Looking at the geochemistry of the deposits it left behind showed a direct relationship between how much gypsum was added and how much carbon was captured.’

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

March 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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