Series: Developments in Geochemistry

Elsevier's Developments in Geochemistry book series is designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of geochemistry. Topics include all chemical processes in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary petrology, high- and low-temperature aqueous solutions, and the environment.
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Book Series: Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

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Volume 11. Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

Published: 12th October 2006 Author: Luigi Marini
The contents of this monograph are two-scope. First, it intends to provide a synthetic but complete account of the thermodynamic and kinetic foundations on which the reaction path modeling of geological CO2 sequestration is based. In particular, a great effort is devoted to review the thermodynamic properties of CO2 and of the CO2-H2O system and the interactions in the aqueous solution, the thermodynamic stability of solid product phases (by means of several stability plots and activity plots), the volumes of carbonation reactions, and especially the kinetics of dissolution/precipitation reactions of silicates, oxides, hydroxides, and carbonates. Second, it intends to show the reader how reaction path modeling of geological CO2 sequestration is carried out. To this purpose the well-known high-quality EQ3/6 software package is used. Setting up of computer simulations and obtained results are described in detail and used EQ3/6 input files are given to guide the reader step-by-step from the beginning to the end of these exercises. Finally, some examples of reaction-path- and reaction-transport-modeling taken from the available literature are presented. The results of these simulations are of fundamental importance to evaluate the amounts of potentially sequestered CO2, and their evolution with time, as well as the time changes of all the other relevant geochemical parameters (e.g., amounts of solid reactants and products, composition of the aqueous phase, pH, redox potential, effects on aquifer porosity). In other words, in this way we are able to predict what occurs when CO2 is injected into a deep aquifer.

Additional volumes

Volume 10. Silicate Glasses and Melts

Published: 16th June 2005 Authors: Bjorn Mysen Pascal Richet

Volume 9. High Pressure Geochemistry & Mineral Physics

Published: 11th December 2004 Author: S. Mitra

Volume 8. Geochemical and Tectonic Evolution of Arc-Backarc Hydrothermal Systems

Published: 1st July 2003 Author: N. Shikazono

Volume 6. Diversity of Environmental Biogeochemistry

Published: 25th April 1991 Editor: W.S. Fyfe Author: J. Berthelin

Volume 3. Helium Isotopes in Nature

Published: 1st January 1984 Editor: W.S. Fyfe Authors: B.A. Mamyrin I.N. Tolstikhin

Volume 2. Rare Earth Element Geochemistry

Published: 1st November 1983 Editor: P. Henderson