3 years ago

Nanoscale Chemical Processes Affecting Storage Capacities and Seals during Geologic CO2 Sequestration

Nanoscale Chemical Processes Affecting Storage Capacities and Seals during Geologic CO2 Sequestration
Yujia Min, Lijie Zhang, Qingyun Li, Young-Shin Jun
Geologic CO2 sequestration (GCS) is a promising strategy to mitigate anthropogenic CO2 emission to the atmosphere. Suitable geologic storage sites should have a porous reservoir rock zone where injected CO2 can displace brine and be stored in pores, and an impermeable zone on top of reservoir rocks to hinder upward movement of buoyant CO2. The injection wells (steel casings encased in concrete) pass through these geologic zones and lead CO2 to the desired zones.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00654

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00654

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