Scientists say deep-sea bacteria could neutralize CO2

  • metta

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    Oct 24, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    Scientists say deep-sea bacteria could neutralize CO2



    "Thiomicrospira crunogena, a bacterium that makes an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase."

    http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/10/23/Scientists-say-deep-sea-bacteria-could-neutralize-CO2/7061445611189/
  • tj85016

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    Oct 24, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    yeah and above sea plants can neutralize CO2 also - they're called trees, grass, vines, bushes icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 24, 2015 11:21 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidyeah and above sea plants can neutralize CO2 also - they're called trees, grass, vines, bushes icon_lol.gif


    How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    Haven't put much time/effort/thought into this but just at a quick glance from that vid, it seems they are talking about @ 0:53 converting carbon to bicarbonate and a proton (is she saying? I'm decades away from my last chemistry class) which I presume makes the carbon dioxide into something inert?

    So that would differ from trees fixing the carbon dioxide which is good for a time but then wouldn't that again release when that product deteriorates later in its life, be that the tree or the wood product or the woodchuck chippings.

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    Oct 25, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
    Nothing unique about it. Also, the rocks themselves at that temperature bind up CO2. What the story is about is these guys want money to try to gin up some high-temperature filter that could scrub hot flue gasses at power plants, using this enzyme that is stable at high temperature.