# [LINK] How many Newspapers does it take to build Ayers Rock?

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Wed May 13 14:14:54 EST 2009

```> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Lochrin [mailto:dlochrin at d2.net.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, 13 May 2009 11:24 AM
> To: Rick Welykochy
> Subject: Re: [LINK] How many Newspapers does it take to build
> Ayers Rock?
>
>
> On Tuesday 12 May 2009 21:04, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> >> I thought linkers mught enjoy my latest Koltai reveletion in
> >> relation to ICT vs traditional media distribution methods.
> >>
> >> 47,742 tons per year - 2.83 times the volume of Ayers Rock.
> >
> > That would be 2.83 times the mass of Ayers Rock, no?
>
> At standard temperature and pressure (0 degC & 100 KPa) the
> density of carbon dioxide is around 1.98 kg/m³ (Wikipedia),
> which is 0.00198 g/cc.  Ayers Rock, which is sandstone, would
> have a density of say 2.3 g/cc.
>
> So compressing CO2 at STP and the volume or Ayers Rock to the
> same density as Ayers Rock would reduce its volume to
> (0.00198 / 2.3) or 0.000861 that of the Rock.  Much of it is
> below ground but it's still 348 metres above, so our
> hypothetical CO2 would only be about 30 cm high!  I haven't
> calculated the temperature rise involved, but it would be substantial.
>
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David,

I actually used Coal to obtain my mass dnesity calculations - allowing
for a denser result.

Coal was the closest "carbon" substitute I could find to obtain my
original approximate calculations for.

I believe coal is denser than limestone.

So please excuse my ignorance - but doesn’t that alter considerably the
mass density percentage of your results ? i.e. in other words - my calcs
are still 2.83 times the percentage of.

Tom

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