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carbon fixation

The reduction of CO2 to organic compounds by living organisms—classically equated to photosynthesis, which requires sunlight and H2O as an electron donor, converting inorganic carbon (CO2) into organic compounds.

carbon

a chemical element, atomic number 6,atomic weight 12.011, symbol C. See Table 6.

asymmetric carbon atom
one bonded to four different atoms. See also isomer.
carbon fiber
made by the pyrolization of polymer fibers at very high temperatures and used in various forms as soft tissue implants, particularly in tendon and ligament repair.
carbon fixation
see dark reaction.
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Two of the team's primary goals are to measure the rate of CO2 fixation in mine waste rock and tailings in a lab setting and to speed up the process.
The electrochemical formate production and the biological CO2 fixation and higher alcohol synthesis now open up the possibility of electricity-driven bioconversion of CO2 to a variety of chemicals.
1998) stated that quantum yield of photo system II (PSII), which is the primary output of the fluorescence measurement is highly correlated with CO2 fixation.
It also includes the development of a lab-scale biomass conversion process of identified algae to test the products quality and optimize biomass productivity and CO2 fixation efficiency.
Besides the relevant scientific contribution of the project, the obtained results will contribute to the development of the CO2 fixation technology.