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Using engineered nanoparticles to increase carbon dioxide storage in the ocean

Carbon dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere by increasing the phytoplankton population in the oceans using nutrients. Life cycle assessment, cost analyses and data from previous studies reveal that engineered nanoparticles could increase the efficiency of this process and that it can be made affordable, viable, and safe for marine ecosystems.

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Fig. 1: The conceptual model of artificial ocean fertilization based on conventional and new approaches.

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This is a summary of: Babakhani, P. et al. Potential use of engineered nanoparticles in ocean fertilization for large-scale atmospheric carbon dioxide removal. Nat. Nanotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-022-01226-w (2022).

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Using engineered nanoparticles to increase carbon dioxide storage in the ocean. Nat. Nanotechnol. 17, 1245–1246 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-022-01227-9

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