- Research Assistant
Eoin is a research assistant in iCRAG at University College Dublin (UCD). Eoin graduated graduated from UCD with a BSc in geology in 2023 and became a member of the research group assisting Prof. Frank McDermott in carbon sequestration through enhanced weathering.
When rainwater (containing dissolved carbon dioxide to form carbonic acid) falls onto Earth's surface (in areas where limestone or other carbonate-bearing rocks are common), it will react with the carbonate minerals to form calcium carbonate (known as carbonation). This creates bicarbonate that acts to sequester carbon due to its relative stability compared to carbonate. To enhance this process and for it to be able to sequester the same amount of carbon as humans release every year, excess concrete from the construction industry is crushed and distributed across open fields, where it will weather and endure carbonation, storing carbon and increasing the overall area where this process can occur.
- Specialist Staff
- Earth System Change
- Climate and Environment