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Negative about carbon: a positive approach

Negative about carbon: a positive approach

Gunning, Peter and Hills, Colin (2015) Negative about carbon: a positive approach. In: ACEME 2015 (Fifth International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering). American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), New York, USA, pp. 154-161. ISBN 978-1-5108-1549-0

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Abstract

Carbon8 Systems Ltd. was formed in 2006 as spinout-company of the University of Greenwich. By using the Carbon8 process, industrial thermal residues are solidified and stabilised in a hardened pellet form that can be a direct substitute for natural aggregate e.g. for the production of concrete construction blocks. The aggregates produced were rigorously tested and given ‘end-of-waste’ designation by the Environment Agency. In early 2012, a bespoke commercial plant was commissioned at Brandon in Suffolk, UK, operated by Carbon8 Aggregates Ltd. In 2014, a second production line was added to the Brandon facility, increasing its capacity to 60,000 tonnes per year. The ACT-produced aggregate is carbon negative as it contains more imbibed carbon than is generated by its production. Consequently, the concrete construction blocks produced are also carbon negative, and are marketed under the name: ‘Carbon Buster’. Plans are at an advanced stage for the construction of a second production facility in the UK. This is scheduled to be operational by late 2015. The present work discusses the more recent developments of the commercial application of accelerated carbonation technology.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: ACEME 2015 (Fifth International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering)
Additional Information: 5th International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME), June 21-24, 2015, New York, NY. (This paper was presented on June 24th, 2015)
Uncontrolled Keywords: accelerated carbonation; waste; thermal residues; carbon negative; aggregate; eco-construction;
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Engineering Science
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13554

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