Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) book cover

Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Geoscience, Technologies, Environmental Aspects and Legal Frameworks

Geological storage and sequestration of carbon dioxide, in saline aquifers, depleted oil and gas fields or unminable coal seams, represents one of the most important processes for reducing humankind’s emissions of greenhouse gases. Geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) reviews the techniques and wider implications of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS).

Part one provides an overview of the fundamentals of the geological storage of CO2. Chapters discuss anthropogenic climate change and the role of CCS, the modelling of storage capacity, injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2, the monitoring of geological storage of CO2, and the role of pressure in CCS. Chapters in part two move on to explore the environmental, social and regulatory aspects of CCS including CO2 leakage from geological storage facilities, risk assessment of CO2 storage complexes and public engagement in projects, and the legal framework for CCS. Finally, part three focuses on a variety of different projects and includes case studies of offshore CO2 storage at Sleipner natural gas field beneath the North Sea, the CO2CRC Otway Project in Australia, on-shore CO2 storage at the Ketzin pilot site in Germany, and the K12-B CO2 injection project in the Netherlands.

Geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a comprehensive resource for geoscientists and geotechnical engineers and academics and researches interested in the field.

Hardbound, 366 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-427-8

Contents

  • Part 1 Fundamentals of the geological storage of CO2: Anthropogenic climate change and the role of CO2 capture and storage (CCS); CO2 storage capacity calculation using static and dynamic modeling; Modelling the injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2 in carbon capture and storage (CCS); Monitoring the geological storage of CO2; The role of pressure in carbon capture and storage (CCS); Modeling long-term CO2 storage, sequestration and cycling. Part 2 Environmental, social and regulatory aspects: CO2 leakage from geological storage facilities: Environmental, societal and economic impacts, monitoring and research strategies; Risk assessment of CO2 storage complexes and public engagement in projects; The legal framework for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Part 3 Case studies: Offshore CO2 storage: Sleipner natural gas field beneath the North Sea; The CO2CRC Otway Project in Australia; On-shore CO2 storage at the Ketzin pilot site in Germany; The K12-B CO2 injection project in the Netherlands.

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