Assessing geochemical approaches to removing CO2 from the atmosphere

Lead Research Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science


This is a PhD research project in Chemical Engineering. Ocean alkalinisation, which describes several approaches that all ultimately increase ocean alkalinity to enhance CO2 sequestration in seawater, are some of the more promising emerging NETs (Renforth and Henderson, 2017). However, process understanding, e.g., dissolution kinetics of minerals, and environmental impact knowledge of these approaches are incomplete. The PhD we will conduct a series of experiments at different scales and complexities to generate a robust data base on the stability of alkalinity in seawater. This will also include developing engineering approaches for increasing ocean alkalinity.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513040/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2023
2341633 Studentship EP/R513040/1 30/09/2019 30/03/2023 Olivia Hawrot