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Geological carbon dioxide sequestration

S. Julio Friedmann
Geological carbon dioxide sequestration (in Energy; a geoscience perspective, Allison M. Macfarlane (editor))
Elements (June 2007) 3 (3): 179-184


A key means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels is to separate and concentrate CO (sub 2) from large point sources and inject it underground. The injection process, so-called "geological carbon sequestration", uses off-the-shelf technology from the hydrocarbon industry and can be deployed at a useful scale. Widespread deployment will require a greater understanding of processes that trap CO (sub 2) underground, improved means of monitoring the injection stream, and a small number of large-scale experiments in settings with the most important representative geology. If successful, geological sequestration could greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while we continue to benefit from fossil fuels until true alternatives emerge.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Geological carbon dioxide sequestration
Title: Energy; a geoscience perspective
Author(s): Friedmann, S. Julio
Author(s): Macfarlane, Allison M.editor
Affiliation: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Carbon Management Program, Livermore, CA, United States
Affiliation: George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Fairfax, VA, United States
Pages: 179-184
Published: 200706
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 34
Accession Number: 2007-113981
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200722
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