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NPRE 596 Seminar: "Geological Carbon Sequestration"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
graduate
Sponsor
NPRE ILLINOIS
Location
253 Mechanical Building
Date
Sep 17, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. William Roy, Adjunct Professor, NPRE and Senior Geochemist (retired) with the Illinois State Geological Survey
Originating Calendar
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Abstract:  There is an international effort to test the feasibility of injecting compressed carbon dioxide into gas-permeable geological formations as a technique to reduce the pace of global climate change.  The Sleipner Project in Norway is one example; about one million tons of CO2 are injected each year.  In about 2003, carbon sequestration became a national priority in the U.S., and the U.S. Department of Energy established seven regional partnerships for field-scale demonstrations including the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project.  Lessons learned from Enhanced Oil Recovery projects are being applied to investigate the long-term behavior of the supercritical gas after injection which includes potential mineral sequestration reactions between the gas, brines and injection rocks.  The future of carbon sequestration may depend on economics.

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