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1st Edition

CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines

ISBN 9780415620796
Published September 16, 2011 by CRC Press
216 Pages

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Book Description

Underground geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) has considerable potential for mitigating climate change. CO2 can be safely injected and stored at well characterized and properly managed sites. Injecting carbon dioxide in deep geological formations can store it underground for long periods of time. Depleted oil and gas reservoirs, saline aquifers and carboniferous formations can be used for storage of CO2, as well as in abandoned coal mines. At depths below about 800-1000m, CO2 has a liquid-like density that permits the efficient use of underground reservoirs in porous sedimentary rocks.

The papers in the present volume are from leading experts in the field of CO2 storage and were presented at an International Workshop on CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines (Beijing, China, 8-9 January 2011). CO2 storage in abandoned coal mines appears to have a bright future. Although CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines is primarily intended for mining engineers, environmental engineers and engineering geologists, the book will also be useful to civil engineers, and academics and professionals in geophysics and geochemistry.

Table of Contents





Present day conditions in the world of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, L. Ribeiro e Sousa

Considerations on CO2 storage in abandoned coal mines in China, M.C. He

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) activities in China, N. Zhang & L. Ribeiro e Sousa

Complex process couplings in systems pushed far-from-equilibrium: Applications to CO2 sequestration in carboniferous formations, D. Elsworth, S. Wang, G. Izadi, H. Kumar, J. Mathews, J.S. Liu, D.-S. Lee & D. Pone

A fully coupled gas flow, coal deformation and thermal transport model for the injection of carbon dioxide into coal seams, H. Qu, J.S. Liu, Z. Chen, Z. Pan & L. Connell

Micro-scale modeling of gas-coal interaction in coalbed seam—heterogeneity effect, J.G. Wang & J.S. Liu

Considerations on the numerical modelling of injection processes of CO2 in geological formations with emphasis on carboniferous formations and abandoned coal mines, E.A. Vargas Jr., R.Q. Velloso, W.N. Ribeiro, A.L. Muller & L.E. Vaz

Methodologies for risk analysis and decision making, R. Leal e Sousa

Risk associated to storage of CO2 in carboniferous formations. Application of Bayesian networks, L. Ribeiro e Sousa & R. Leal e Sousa

The conceptual model for an abandoned coal mine reservoir, K. Piessens

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