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