Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration in deep saline aquifers and formations: Chapter 3

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Abstract

Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration in geologic media is one among many emerging strategies to reduce atmospheric emissions of anthropogenic CO2. This chapter looks at the potential of deep saline aquifers – based on their capacity and close proximity to large point sources of CO2 – as repositories for the geologic sequestration of CO2. The petrochemical characteristics which impact on the suitability of saline aquifers for CO2 sequestration and the role of coupled geochemical transport models and numerical tools in evaluating site feasibility are also examined. The full-scale commercial CO2 sequestration project at Sleipner is described together with ongoing pilot and demonstration projects.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration in deep saline aquifers and formations: Chapter 3
DOI 10.1533/9781845699581.1.57
Volume 2
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited
Publisher location Oxford
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 47 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Developments and Innovation in Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Capture and Storage Technology: Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Storage and Utilisation
First page 57
Last page 103