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

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Wed May 13 20:06:57 EST 2009


On Wednesday 13 May 2009 16:59, Stephen Wilson wrote:
> But are you talking about landfill (where it might make sense to 
> compare the volume of newspapers to Ayers Rock)?  Or CO2 
> sequestration?  Or something else, where it makes some kinda 
> sense to compare coal and sandstone???

A previous post said:

>>> 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?

I thought we were talking about CO2 gas and in a frivolous moment I wondered how big a volume of CO2 would be if it were compressed to the same density as the Rock, assuming it were possible, hence the calculation.  However I wasn't entering into any debate on the original statement.

And it's not as though I don't have anything better to do... (:-)

David


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