MANIPULATING CaCO3 FORMATION IN NATURAL SYSTEMS
-RELEVANCE FOR CO2 STORAGE, SCALING AND BIOMINERALIZATION
Calcite formation induced by S.pasteurii
I am addressing kinetic and thermodynamic barriers of calcium carbonate formation in a range of natural systems. In particular I am addressing how -bacterial membranes, -extracellular polymers and -the presence of common high surface area minerals (clays) influence carbonate formation in slightly and in highly saturated conditions.
Idea and hypothesis development was under funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 663830 and the Welsh Government and Higher Education Funding Council for Wales through the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment.
Proof of concept studies are funded by the Danish Research Counsel on their DFF-ERC initiative.