The Fluid Mechanics of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Huppert, Herbert E. and Neufeld, Jerome A. (2014) The Fluid Mechanics of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 46 (1). pp. 255-272. ISSN 0066-4189, ESSN: 1545-4479 DOI

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Humans are faced with a potentially disastrous global problem owing to the current emission of 32 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually into the atmosphere. A possible way to mitigate the effects is to store CO2 in large porous reservoirs within the Earth. Fluid mechanics plays a key role in determining both the feasibility and risks involved in this geological sequestration. We review current research efforts looking at the propagation of CO2 within the subsurface, the possible rates of leakage, the mechanisms that act to stably trap CO2, and the geomechanical response of the crust to large-scale CO2 injection. We conclude with an outline for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2013AREP; IA67;
Subjects: 99 - Other
Divisions: 99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
Volume: 46
Page Range: pp. 255-272
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Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 14:00
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 20:21

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