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  • A mineral can be defined as a naturally occurring inorganic solid that possesses an orderly internal structure and a definite chemical composition.
  • It must occur naturally, must be inorganic ,must be a solid. It must possess an orderly internal structure, that is, its atoms must be arranged in a definite pattern.
  • Minerals must have a definite chemical composition that may vary within specified limits.
  • The abundance of the doubly substituted CO2 isotopologue, 13C18O16O, in CO2 produced by phosphoric acid digestion of synthetic, inorganic calcite and natural, biogenic aragonite is proportional to the concentration of 13C–18O bonds in reactant carbonate, and the concentration of these bonds is a function of the temperature of carbonate growth.
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) is naturally cycled among the Earth’s atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial systems in a process called the “carbon cycle”. The fate of CO2 in the atmosphere is a function of complex biogeochemical processes.
  • Direct mineral carbonation has been investigated as a process to convert gaseous CO2 into a geologically stable, solid final form.
  • Carbon dioxide is dissolved into this slurry, by diffusion through the surface and gas dispersion within the aqueous phase.
  • Gaseous carbon dioxide is converted into a solid carbonate in an industrial imitation of natural weathering involving alkaline silicate minerals.
  • The geochemical trapping of CO2 (i.e. fixation as carbonates) will eventually occur as CO2 reacts with the fluids and host rock in the reservoir.
  • Carbonate mineral (CM) distribution is similarly helpful in comparing biogenic (shell material) and authigenic (commonly aragonite) carbonate abundance patterns in sediments.
  • Carbonate minerals aims at a sequestration method that can operate on a scale that allows the unrestricted use of fossil energy.
  • The identification and discrimination of carbonate minerals in hand specimens or thin sections, are made easier by the use of simple chemical
    staining methods, without losing a great amount of time in chemical analyses or optical investigations.
  • The abundance of fossils fuels, the availability of clean energy technologies such as zero emission coal technology, as well the lack of sufficient supply of other forms of energy.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is being utilized to image porosity and flow heterogeneity in core plugs, but MicroComputed Tomography (microCT) currently affords better imaging resolution of the pore networks.
  • A coloured carbonate material, the green pigment malachite, was identified in the paint used to decorate a Chinese 18th century painted silk dress at the Philadelphia Museum.
  • Zeolite is an industrial mineral with growing potential in Canadian and North American markets, as new applications and new deposits .
  • Calcium carbonates have enjoyed a growing market over the past couple decades as technological advances have made particle size measuring devices more advanced making the full characterization of a powder possible.
  • The limestone resources in these areas include a variety of qualities of stone supplying a very wide range of markets.
  • The Pure Carbonate Minerals
  • Trip Materials and Carbonates
  • Carbonate minerals
  • C–O bonds in carbonate minerals: A new kind of paleothermometer
  • Minerals
  • Atomistic Models of Carbonate Minerals: Bulk and Surface Structures, Defects, and Diffusion


  • Binding Carbon Dioxide in Mineral Form: A Critical Step Towards a Zero-Emission Coal Power Plant
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration in cement kiln dust through Mineral Carbonation
  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration by Direct Mineral Carbonation: Results from Recent Studies and Current Status
  • Fixation of Carbon Dioxide by producing Carbonates from Minerals and Steelmaking Slags
  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation
  • CO2 Storage in solid form: A Study of Direct Mineral Carbonation

Properties and Functions

  • Electron microprobe analysis of geological carbonates
  • Effect of Calcium Carbonate Properties on the Reinforcement of HMW-HDPE film
  • Film Physical Property Effects of Low-Level Calcium Carbonate Addition to LLDPE
  • Mineral Properties
  • The Properties of Reactive Magnesia - Portland Cement - Pozzolan Blends
  • Photoacoustic study of the thermal properties of calcium carbonate – the major constituent of pancreatic calculi


  • Carbonate Containing Mineral Fillers more Particularly for use as Matting Agents
  • Critical carbonate Minerals in Geochemical Prospecting
  • Mineral Fillers and Pigments Containing Carbonate
  • Method of Removing Scale from wet Oxidation treatment apparatus
  • Point-of-use removal of Lead and Copper in Drinking water using Hydroxylapatite and Carbonate Minerals
  • Process for the Selective froth-Flotation of Phosphate and Carbonate Minerals form Finely-divided Phosphate Carbonate silicate ores or concentrates
  • Environmentally safe Promoter for use in flotation Separation of Carbonates form Minerals
  • System for the Production of Ketene and Methylene from Carbonate Minerals


  • Mineral Carbonates as Carbon Dioxide Sinks
  • Mineral carbonation and industrial uses of carbon dioxide
  • The Use of Calcium Carbonate in Polyolefins Offers Significant Improvement in Productivity
  • Comparative analysis of organic matter and carbonate mineral distribution in shallow water surface
  • An Infrared Spectral Library of Naturally Occurring Minerals
  • Consultant in Alabama
  • Consultant in Arizona
  • Consultant in Canada
  • Research Centre in Georgia
  • Expert in Mining, Exploration, Environmental, and Geotechnical


  • Chemical Staining Methods used in the Identification of Carbonate Minerals
  • MicroCT Analysis of Porosity and Mineral Phases in Carbonate Reservoirs of Eastern Canada
  • Infrared Study of the Carbonate Minerals
  • Origin of carbonate mineralization in Permian coals of the southern Sydney Basin - applications to carbon dioxide geosequestration
  • Cost Assessment of CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation
  • Modified Staining Technique for Staining carbonates in thin Section


  • Atomic level Imaging of CO2 disposal as a  carbonate mineral: Optimizing reaction process design
  • Bauxite residue/brine for CO2 Sequestration
  • CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation Using a Continuous Flow Reactor
  • Recovery and Sequestration of CO2 from stationary combustion system by photosynthesis of Microalgae
  • Dissolution and Precipitation of Mineral in Aquatic Environments
  • Ohio Coal development office Annual Project

Market and Standards

  • “Filling” the Needs of Today’s Papermakers
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Non- Aggregate Minerals
  • Long-term market reactions to changes in demand for NaOH
  • Regulatory CCS standards compared to a global CO2 emission cap
  • Smithsonian Microbeam Standards
  • Quality Assurance & Control


  • Adamsite-(Y), a new sodium-yttrium Carbonate Mineral Species from Mont Saint-Hilaire, quebec
  • CO2 Sequestration by Magnesium Silicate Mineral Carbonate in Finland
  • Integrated Carbonation: A Novel Concept to development a CO2 Sequestration Module for Vision 21 Power Plants
  • Company Report
  • Microbe–mineral interactions: early carbonate precipitation in a hypersaline lake
  • Optimization of Mineral Activation for CO2 sequestration
  • Carbon Sequestration via Mineral Carbonation: Overview and Assessment
  • Carbonate Sequestrate and CO2 Pipeline  Logistics for the PJM Region
  • Identification and Significance of Carbonate Minerals in Martian Soils
  • Carbon and Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Carbonate Minerals
  • The contribution of CO2 capture and storage to a sustainable energy system
  • Carbon Dioxide Storage as Mineral Carbonates
  • CalciTech Company Report

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