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CO (sub 2) sequestration in deep sedimentary formations

Sally M. Benson and David R. Cole
CO (sub 2) sequestration in deep sedimentary formations
Elements (October 2008) 4 (5): 325-331


Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS) in deep geological formations has recently emerged as an important option for reducing greenhouse emissions. If CCS is implemented on the scale needed to make noticeable reductions in atmospheric CO (sub 2) , a billion metric tons or more must be sequestered annually--a 250 fold increase over the amount sequestered today. Securing such a large volume will require a solid scientific foundation defining the coupled hydrologic-geochemical-geomechanical processes that govern the long-term fate of CO (sub 2) in the subsurface. Also needed are methods to characterize and select sequestration sites, subsurface engineering to optimize performance and cost, approaches to ensure safe operation, monitoring technology, remediation methods, regulatory overview, and an institutional approach for managing long-term liability.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 4
Serial Issue: 5
Title: CO (sub 2) sequestration in deep sedimentary formations
Affiliation: Stanford University, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
Pages: 325-331
Published: 200810
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: 32
Accession Number: 2009-008655
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
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Secondary Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200905
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