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  •  Just consider this. (3+ / 0-)
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    Tonga 23, JeffW, Celtic Merlin

    One metric ton of coal produces 16666.7 moles of carbon dioxide.  This comes to be around 373333 liters at STP.  Assuming a one thousand contraction in volume at it is liquefied, that is now 373 liters of liquid carbon dioxide.  That comes out to about 100 gallons, or two 55 gallon drums.  This is assuming complete liquefaction of the carbon dioxide.

    In 2006, we used 931,349,000 metric tons of coal for power generation.  That comes to 8.7 ^10 gallons of completely liquefied carbon dioxide!  870 million gallons!  If it were water, it would require a storage tank, if square, of enormous proportions.  It is just not feasible, and that is just for one year for the US.

    I do not think that this is feasible.

    Warmest regards,

    Doc

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me over and over, then either I really love you blindly or I am a Republican.

    by Translator on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 08:20:12 PM PDT

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