Find out how carbon emissions from power generation can be
reduced. This is a PowerPoint presentation that deals with
the contribution carbon capture and storage can make toward
reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It explains the carbon
cycle and the greenhouse effect. Techniques of carbon capture
are described and their advantages and disadvantages
outlined. Geosequestration is illustrated, and present as
well as potential sites for carbon storage are identified.
Most slides have images, flowcharts or maps and teacher’s
notes are included.
- Teacher’s notes include detailed background information
and some suggestions for student activities.
- Includes diagrams illustrating the greenhouse effect and
the carbon cycle
- Discusses pre-combustion capture, post-combustion
capture, oxyfuel combustion and the integrated gasification
- Can be downloaded as a PPT file.
Key learning objectives
- Students model the carbon cycle, explain the causes and
effects of the greenhouse effect and outline how human
activity contributes to global warming.
- Students describe some technologies for reducing
greenhouse gas emissions from combustion of fossil fuels and
discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
- Students describe how the values and needs of
contemporary society have influenced research into carbon
capture and storage.
- Students recognise that scientific knowledge changes as
new evidence becomes available and that more research on
carbon capture and storage is required.
- Science Understanding: Chemical science; Earth and space
- Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of