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Advantages of mineral carbon in its various presentations

Mineral carbon, a sedimentary rock very rich in carbon, black in color and mainly used as a fossil fuel. It is a derivative of carbon and due to its abundance in nature, as well as its characteristics and properties, it is widely used in industry, so the advantages of mineral mineral carbon end up being endless.

Advantages of mineral carbon in its various presentations

Mineral carbon, a sedimentary rock very rich in carbon, black in color and mainly used as a fossil fuel. It is a derivative of carbon and due to its abundance in nature, as well as its characteristics and properties, it is widely used in industry, so the advantages of mineral carbon end up being endless.

Among the advantages of mineral carbon is that it is used primarily for power generation. We are talking about the fact that it generates more or less 25% of the primary energy used worldwide and produces 40% of all the electrical energy on planet Earth.

However, this is not its only use. mineral carbon is also used in the alloying of metals for steel production, cement manufacture, reductant in the steel industry, liquid fuel generation, etc., and is part of the advantages of mineral carbon.

Mineral carbon is formed in nature through various transformations of plant remains that accumulate in ponds or swampy places. The process is called carbonization and requires long time intervals, as well as specific pressures and temperatures, so its extraction can occur in open-pit or subway mines.

Advantages of mineral carbon in the industrial sector

Due to its relevance and presence in the industrial sector, we will talk a little about its main advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Abundant As we mentioned earlier, mineral carbon is one of the most abundant materials in nature.
  2. can be easily transformed. Ahough mineral carbon is commonly burned directly, it can be transformed into gas or liquid by means of different processes. From this, synthetic crude oil and gasified mineral carbon are obtained.
  3. Due to the above advantages, mineral carbon is much cheaper than using oil or natural gas to produce energy. This translates into lower costs for both companies and consumers.
  4. eap infrastructure Trmoelectric plants, which use fossil fuels to generate electricity, are the cheapest plants to build because the energy is generated in bulk and the processes to obtain it are relatively simple.
  5. plications Ait is a very versatile material, it has an infinite number of applications ranging from energy generation to obtaining coke, alloying with iron to produce steel, production of ammonia, methanol, gasoline, synthetic oil, etc.

However, like all materials, mineral carbon also has its disadvantages. Some of the main disadvantages are that it generates a lot of pollution.

It turns out that mineral carbon-fired power plants are one of the main sources of air pollution worldwide. There are even studies that indicate that they release large amounts of carbon dioxide that contribute to global warming.

In addition, due to the way in which it is generated naturally, among the advantages of mineral carbon we can highlight that it is a non-renewable resource due to the time it takes to regenerate.

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