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Clean coal and sparkling water

Subsurface storage of carbon dioxide is a major option for mitigating climate change. On one account, much of the gas sequestered in this way would end up as carbonic acid in the pore waters of the host rock.

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Figure 1: Bubbling up.

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Aeschbach-Hertig, W. Clean coal and sparkling water. Nature 458, 583–584 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458583a

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