Q: What method is used for carbon capture in the SeaChange (Pilot with UCLA) process?
A: Electrolysis is used in the SeaChange process to generate hydroxides and increase alkalinity for CO2 capture to take place.
Q: What happens to the CO2 from the SeaChange (Pilot with UCLA) process?
A: In the SeaChange process, CO2 is captured by calcium in seawater to produce calcium carbonate and magnesium in seawater is transformed into magnesium hydroxide, which would remove CO2 by alkalinity enhancement to form magnesium carbonate.
Q: What are the components inside the slurry of the by-products?
A: The slurry is expected to contain elements typically found in seawater and compounds that could be formed during the electrolysis and CO2 capture process. We are currently unable to determine the detailed composition of the slurry of by-products as the pilot trial with UCLA is still ongoing and has yet to produce its first batch of product or by-products. The slurry is expected to ready by the end of our GIC3 evaluations. As part of your pilot proposal, your team should be prepared to perform an analysis of the resulting slurry and propose potential additional treatment processes that may be required to achieve the necessary purity for the proposed application