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Aquifer characterization with tracer test technique; permanent CO (sub 2) sequestration into basalt, SW Iceland

M. Rezvani Khalilabad, G. Axelsson and S. R. Gislason
Aquifer characterization with tracer test technique; permanent CO (sub 2) sequestration into basalt, SW Iceland (in Geochemistry of the Earth's surface, Mark E. Hodson (prefacer))
Mineralogical Magazine (February 2008) 72 (1): 121-125

Abstract

Mineral sequestration is among several promising methods of CO (sub 2) reduction. It involves incorporation of CO (sub 2) into a solid phase via precipitation of carbonate minerals. A prerequisite to carbonate precipitation is the availability of aqueous metal cations and a network of porous media for fluid flow and water-rock interactions. The Hellisheidi-Threngsli lava field in SW Iceland comprises ideal conditions for studying the feasibility of permanent CO (sub 2) storage as minerals in basaltic rocks. In this paper we report on a tracer test conducted between two wells at the Hellisheidi-Threngsli site to characterize the physical properties of the main aquifers. The results suggest that most of the water flow between the wells is through an homogenous thick layer with high tortuosity along flow paths and a high reactive surface area for water-rock interactions.


ISSN: 0026-461X
EISSN: 1471-8022
Coden: MNLMBB
Serial Title: Mineralogical Magazine
Serial Volume: 72
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Aquifer characterization with tracer test technique; permanent CO (sub 2) sequestration into basalt, SW Iceland
Title: Geochemistry of the Earth's surface
Author(s): Rezvani Khalilabad, M.Axelsson, G.Gislason, S. R.
Author(s): Hodson, Mark E.prefacer
Affiliation: University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences, Reykjavik, Iceland
Pages: 121-125
Published: 200802
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom
Meeting name: Eighth international symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth's surface
Meeting location: London, GBR, United Kingdom
Meeting date: 20080818Aug. 18-22, 2008
References: 10
Accession Number: 2008-114749
Categories: Hydrogeology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
N63°40'00" - N66°30'00", W24°45'00" - W13°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Iceland Geological Survey, ISL, Iceland
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200843
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