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

July 15, 2010

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title Carbon dioxide (CO<i>2</i>) sequestration in deep saline aquifers and formations: Chapter 3
DOI 10.1533/9781845699581.1.57
Authors Robert J. Rosenbauer, Burt Thomas
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70158952
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center