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An article in the Orange Juice Blog (news outlet for Orange County, California) summarizing how the salt from ocean desalination can be used to lock up (sequester) carbon dioxide from a property-sharing, natural gas, power plant.
[footnote*: Owing to a lack of senior level geology personnel with the nascent “professional” licensure required for signing “official” documents, as regulated by licensure programs that deliberately exclude academic geologists and other geologists whose prior service answered to engineers, and to limit liability generally, agencies and consulting firms are increasingly releasing articles and reports unauthored as “corporate products”.  Verification of authorship may be obtained by contacting the respective agency or firm … if they kept records]

Kwicklis, E., Farnham, I., Hershey, R.L., Visser, A., and Hoaglund III, J, 2021. Understanding long-term groundwater flow at Pahute Mesa and vicinity, Nevada National Security Site, USA, from naturally occurring geochemical and isotopic tracers. Hydrogeol J (2021).  Open Access Full Text

Farnham, I. M., Kwicklis, E. M., Hershey, R. L., Visser, A., and Hoaglund III, J. 2020.  Phase II Geochemical and Isotopic Evaluation of Groundwater Flow in the Pahute Mesa–Oasis Valley Flow System, Nevada. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1784908. OSTI # 1784908

[Hoaglund,J.R. 2018*] OSTI #1468441, 2018: Pahute Mesa Phase II Well ER-20-12 Well Development, Testing, and Sampling Data and Analysis Report

[Hoaglund,J.R. 2018*] OSTI # 1466409, 2018: Yucca Flat Well Development and Testing Analyses for Wells ER-3-3 and ER-4-1, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada

Hoaglund, J.R. 2017 An Environmental Trifecta: Coupling Desalination with Carbon Mineralization to eliminate CO2 and brine disposal, store energy, and reduce salination of groundwater

Hoaglund, J.R. 2016. Coupling Brine Desalination with Carbon Sequestration to Produce Solid Carbonate Minerals. National Groundwater Association. 2016 Groundwater Summit. Abtract #10936 with Program.

Hoaglund, J.R. 2015 Poseidon and AES: Don’t dump your daily 175 railroad hopper cars of salt into the ocean. Use it to lock up your daily 120 railroad hopper cars of CO2 emissions.

Hoaglund, J.R. 2015. OC can do Desal better: Use salt to lock up CO2 emissions.

Sturchio, N.C., J.R Hoaglund, III, R.J. Marroquin, A.D. Beloso, Jr., L.J. Heraty, S.E. Bortz, and T.L. Patterson,  2012.  Isotopic Mapping of Groundwater Perchlorate Plumes [San Bernardino Basin, California].  Ground Water, Vol. 50, No. 1, p. 94–102.  [ online at Ground Water ]

Hoaglund, John R., Entropy Happens.  March 11, 2011.  ISBN 978-1-4583-4698-8
available in ebook format and online:
Hoaglund, J.R., J.J. Kolak, D.T. Long, and G. J Larson, 2004.  Analysis of modern and Pleistocene hydrologic exchange between Saginaw Bay (Lake Huron) and the Saginaw Lowlands Area.  Geological Society of America Bulletin.  v 116,  n 1, p. 3-15. [ Abstract available online at GSA ] [ Full paper available here ]
Hoaglund, J.R. and D. Pollard, 2003.  Dip and anisotropy effects on flow using a vertically skewed model grid. Ground Water, vol. 41, no. 6, p. 841 846. [ Abstract available online at Ground Water ] [ Full paper available here ]
Hoaglund, J.R., C. Hochgraf, and T. Bohn, 2003.  The Hydrogen Effluent.  Ground Water v 41, n 4.  p. 404-405.  [ Abstract available online at Ground Water ] [ Full paper available here ]
Hoaglund, J.R., G.C. Huffmann, and N.G.Grannemann, 2002.  Michigan Basin regional ground-water flow, discharge to three Great Lakes.  Ground Water v 40, n 4.  p. 390-405. [ Abstract available online at Ground Water ] [ Full paper available here ]
Hoaglund, J.R., G.C. Huffman, and N. J. Granneman, 2002.  Simulation of ground water flow in the Glaciofluvial, Saginaw, Parma-Bayport, and Marshall Aquifers, Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  U.S.G.S Open File Report 00-504.
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Archive of model files
This is an online version of the book ( ISBN:  978-1-4583-4698-8 )
Earth and Environmental Research and Education Center
Dr Hoaglund maintains the Earth and Environmental Research and Education Center where he posts lectures and podcasts on carbon sequestration, environmental sustainability, water resources, and geology.

The following link lists courses available for students and the general public:  presentations and courses

As part of the educational mission of CanWE, Dr. John Hoaglund has prepared a course on carbon sequestration, Arresting Climate Change.

Arresting Climate Change

As part of the educational mission of CanWE, Dr. John Hoaglund has prepared a course on water management, What’s In My Water and Where Is It From?

The following are additional courses he plans to create.
1)  Entropy Happens:  An energy blueprint toward sustainability
  • A series of lectures based on the book
2)  20 calculations that liberated humanity using high school math
3)  It’s out of the noise:  An overview of the geologic history of climate change and its discoverers
4)  Environmental forensics using Isotopes:  An example tracking perchlorate sources in groundwater
The Nevada Conservation League (NCL) recently interviewed Dr. John Hoaglund, the founder of our non-profit Carbon Negative Water and Energy (CanWE), about carbon sequestration, climate change mitigation generally, and the overall sustainability goals of CanWE:

An Environmental Trifecta:  A video explaining how brine from ocean desalination can be used for carbon sequestration [the lock-up of CO2 emissions] by producing carbonate mineral solids:
The Shadows We Leave:  A film by Kody Genovia featuring Dr. Hoaglund’s work on perchlorate in groundwater!
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