Steelmaking slag contains nutrition such as Si, P and Fe for acceleration of phytoplankton growth. Phytoplankton can fixate carbon dioxide more than any other creatures on the earth. Hence, suppression of CO2 can be achieved by educing the potential of steelmaking slag as the nutrition for their propagation. When it is considered to supply nutrition from steelmaking slag to seawater, we must avoid hazardous elements dissolution from steelmaking slag into seawater. In the present work, the dissolution behavior of Ca, Mg, Mn and F from steelmaking slags into artificial seawater was studied continuously with our previous paper. The dissolution mechanism of elements from steelmaking slags was discussed again by using stability diagram in seawater.
- Environmentally regulated elements
- Marine phytoplankton
- Stability diagram
- Steelmaking slag