Burying Climate Change

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2022-09-09

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Jung, Dave

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This study aimed to develop sustainable operations and maintenance strategies for an offshore wind farm. In efforts to reduce carbon emissions that pollute the atmosphere, negative emissions technology is being researched to turn carbon dioxide into basalt rock. This process begins with an offshore wind farm accumulating air, which is then filtered to extract carbon dioxide. From there it is injected into ocean basalt beneath the ocean floor, converting it into basalt rock. The wind farm's components consist of wind turbines, direct air capture units, and injection systems that all need frequent maintenance and repairs for efficient carbon dioxide production. The study found that using a discrete event simulation to predict costs and production metrics, factors such as the distance from the wind farm to the shore significantly correlate with the predictions.

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climate change, global warming, operations and maintenance, wind farm, wind turbine, carbon emissions

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