Carbon sequestration is important. This document proposes a Carbon Sequestration Process (CSP) that alters traditional carbon flow systems. This drawing depicts an alternative carbon routing solution.
CSP is a safe way to extract carbon from sewage. It can be done in such a way that pathogen free water is produced and may then be used again.
The CSP uses a carbon gasification system, a CGS, which converts agricultural waste, waste in general, garbage, plastic, oil, coal, and tar into methane (CH4). Most of these carbonaceous materials reduce into methane (CH4). The ash by-product makes great cement.
The CSP uses methanogen bacteria to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it into methane. The methane can be used to produce gas fuel, liquid fuel, plastic, and with the addition of nitrogen, fertilizer can be produced. The plastic can be formed into shaped bricks usable for construction purposes. Use CGS ash cement, plastic bricks, and glue to build housing.
What can be done with an island of floating garbage? We might construct a trawler that hoists the garbage into a carbon gasification system (CGS) ship which produces methane used in the propulsion and electrical generation engines.
Shoreline tsunami devastation produces tons of floating garbage. That’s a lot of carbon locked up in that floating island of garbage. Carbon sequestration is important. This document explores the vision behind a Carbon Sequestration Process based upon a Carbon Gasification System (CGS) that alters traditional carbon flow systems.
Up until now plastic recycling has been a challenge. Every day approximately 1,369 tons of Styrofoam is buried in U.S. landfills. That’s upwards of a million cubic feet per day.
The total generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2015 was 262.4 million tons (U.S. short tons, unless specified), or about 4.48 pounds per person daily. This is an increase from the 259 million tons generated in 2014 and the 208.3 million tons in 1990. There is a lot of carbon in all that garbage. Much of it is accessible through a carbon gasification system.
[CGS Carbon Sequestration Process]
Methane can be used to produce gas fuel, liquid fuel, plastic, and with the addition of nitrogen, fertilizer can be produced. The plastic can be formed into shaped plastic bricks usable for construction purposes. CGS ash based cement along with plastic bricks and glue can be used as construction materials for housing. Bricks formed in this process can be shaped into plastic interlocking bricks. This may be the best sequestration method yet devised.
What can be done to clean up an island of floating garbage? We might use a trawler with a crane on board that hoists the garbage onto a carbon gasification system (CGS) equipped ship. The resultant fuel produced by the process can then be used in the propulsion of the ships and electrical generation engines using DME.
“Convert islands of floating garbage into islands of affordable housing. Lots of sun for gardens to feed the residents. Sun for electricity.”
Floating island hotels can be built from carbon fiber reinforced plastic hulls which, with enough ballast, could float through a typhoon. Hotel guests will pay well for accommodations on such a large floating island. The workers living on the island can earn a good living, selling to tourists from their kitchen, native gift shop, spa, etc., limited only by their imagination with visions of a “life well lived”.
[Carbon Sequestration #2 Vision LLS]
This post contains an ‘Elon Musk @elonmusk class’ vision for his consideration for the prize for the best Carbon Sequestration solution on earth.
When Elon Musk says he will pay $100 million to locate the best carbon-capture technology, he is speaking the language of Carbonic.Live where our motto is “We Do Carbon Right”. Carbonic.live is an obvious contender for the prize. We have a real shot at winning this prize based upon the material presented in this post and supporting materials.
Hundred Million Dollar Answer
Included in this post are drawings and writings applicable to solving the carbon-capture technology. The problem of excess carbon is easily solved.
The atmospheric carbon level can be held in stasis by changes in the world’s human-safe plastic supply. If more carbon dioxide is needed in the atmosphere, then humans can safely combust sequestered carbon materials. in a Carbon Gasification Solution (CGS) fired plant.
If less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is desired, several different things can be done. One common answer is to plant more trees. While planting trees would be of benefit, it is only a partial short-term answer to a long-term problem.
The proposed carbon sequestration solution involves burning biomass, coal, waste hydrocarbons and such, through a carbon gasification system where the output is human-safe plastic such as HDPE. All this and more can be built and used at a cost of $1.5 million to $4.5 million per CGS facility depending on the population served.
Calculations were done by a carbonic.live spreadsheet and established that three Biomass and Coal Gasification plants would be able to handle the entire pig sewage supply created by the pork production necessary to feed twelve-thousand (12,000) humans in a net-negative carbon polygon incorporating. Sequestration in human-safe plastic lasting decades to hundred year lifetime. Then recycle the old plastic into new plastic using the Biomass and Coal Gasification process also known as the Carbon Gasification Solution (CGS).
Elon Musk’s One Hundred Million Dollar Contest Best Solution
“Elon Musk teased his latest philanthropic endeavor on Thursday: a contest meant to encourage more-innovative carbon-capture technologies.”.
How About The Plastic In The Oceans?
One beautiful thing about the Carbon Gasification Solution (CGS) is that the a floating CGS unit can produce enough gas and liquid fuel supply to power the CGS ship as it moves its way through a field of plastic bits and pieces being filtered out by the forward motion of the CGS ship relative to current flow. The CGS could be mounted well below waterline for added ballast for floating what is, in essence, a blast furnace heatable at up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. A submarine hull one atmosphere below the surface, with its ballast would create a living unit. Adding carbon fiber to the plastic changes its material properties.
In a polygon encompassing twelve thousand (12,000) humans, getting rid of human sewage waste can be a problem. Rather than dumping it in a nearby waterway suppose sewage was diverted into carbon gasification solution (CGS) system. Before we tackle human sewage we are better served by doing a prototype first.
R&D: Prototype Pig Poop
Pig poop processed by a carbon gasification system (CGS) produces liquid and solid waste output. These outputs lend themselves to a predictable outcome. This serves as an excellent R&D testbed for swine and human sewage handling. The backend will produce HDPE with the right catalysts.
CGS Carbon Cycle
The Carbon Gasification Solution (CGS) is part of the CGS Carbon Cycle.
CGS Syngas Supply
There exist various input supplies to the carbon gasification solution (CGS).