DEVELOPMENT OF LEAKAGE RESISTANT WELL-CEMENTS FOR GEO-SEQUESTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE APPLICATION USING ALKALI ACTIVATED SLAG AND GEOPOLYMER CEMENTS

Grant number: DP1096456 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

The biggest threat facing life now is climate change due to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Extreme weathers are increasing in frequency and intensity, as evidenced by recent bushfires, and it is predicted to get worse unless carbon mitigation strategies are quickly implemented. Geo-sequestration is the technology of capturing and storing of the CO2 deep below ground for long time (>1000 years). It offers the best hope for large reductions of CO2 emissions. However, CO2-brine stored under pressure is acidic and has the risk of leaking in the long term by dissolving the cement used to seal the pipe wells. This project will develop alternative novel cements which are acid resistant and will..

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