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CO2 Capture and Sequestration

In a typical power plant, coal is burned to generate high pressure steam that passes through a steam turbine. The turbine turns a generator to make electricity. The main byproducts of combustion are carbon dioxide and water vapor, which escape into the atmosphere. But with the right technologh]y, carbon dioxide can be separated out, resulting in emissions of mostly water. The captured CO2 can then be compressed to a high enough pressure that it behaves like a liquid, and put into a pipeline for transport to a suitable underground storage site.

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