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Drill Hall Dialogue – Tuesday 11 February

Professor Colin Hills from the University of Greenwich will be taking part in the first Drill Hall Dialogue event of the year.

His talk on ‘Working with CO2 is a gas: mineralising carbon in industrial waste’ takes place on Tuesday 11 February 2020 in the Drill Hall – room DA002.

The University of Greenwich has been researching carbon capture and utilisation through mineralisation technology.

Developing from the treatment of contaminated soil and then hazardous waste, high volume wastes can be useful feedstocks for making carbonated construction products. By producing limestone in the reaction between CO2 gas and alkaline wastes into benign construction materials, the associated risks are managed and the wastes are diverted from landfill and given value. Commercial production of carbonated construction products is in kT range, with new materials under development.

The background to our award-winning carbonation technology, its current status and future direction will be presented and discussed.

Drill Hall Dialogues is a monthly series of talks held at the Drill Hall Library, the learning resource centre for the Universities at Medway collaborative project. A wide variety of topics has been covered including prison libraries, NHS libraries, Dickens and Christmas, Medway regeneration, the Medway Floods of 1953 and Fort Amherst. We have also received talks from academics based on the campus including the Centre for Journalism (UKM) and the Faculty of Education (CCCU).

The talks take place on the first or second Tuesday of the month and usually last no longer than 45 minutes with 15 minutes allotted for any questions and answers. All staff are welcome to attend.