Mineral carbonation using alkaline wastes is an attractive approach to CO2 utilization. Owing to the difference between waste CO2 and feedstock CO2, developing CO2 utilization technologies without CO2 purification and pressurization is a promising concept. This study investigated a potential method for CO2 utilization via direct aqueous carbonation of synthesized concrete fines under atmospheric pressure and low CO2 concentration. The carbonation reaction with different solid-liquid ratios and different concentrations of introduced CO2 was examined in detail. Under basic conditions, a CO2 uptake of 0.19 g-CO2/g-concrete fines demonstrated that direct aqueous carbonation of concrete fines under atmospheric pressure and low CO2 concentration is effective. The CaCO3 concentration, degree of carbonation, and reaction mechanism were clarified. Furthermore, characterization of the carbonated products was used to evaluate ways of utilizing the carbonated products.
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