Carbon sink

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carbon sink

[′kär·bən ‚siŋk]
(geochemistry)
A reservoir that absorbs or takes up atmospheric carbon; for example, a forest or an ocean.

Carbon sink

The carbon reservoirs and conditions that take in and store more carbon (i.e., carbon sequestration) than they release.
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We've found a great advantage in charging SiC during extended melt campaigns because it protects and prolongs the life of the carbon well area - probably because there is ample Si and C to keep the iron from trying to take it from the refractory.