Journal article

Rates of mineral dissolution under CO2 storage conditions

Jay R Black, Susan A Carroll, Ralf R Haese

Chemical Geology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015


Evaluating the potential of a sedimentary basin reservoir to securely store CO benefits from a comprehensive understanding of the geochemical reactions that take place once CO is injected into a formation. In particular, models that predict the transport and reaction of CO within a reservoir require a definition of the types of reactions affected by enhanced levels of CO and how the kinetics of these reactions will affect a heterogeneous mineralogy and formation waters within a reservoir over time. In this review we evaluate rate models used to describe mineral dissolution kinetics and compare the range in values reported for the kinetic parameters used to describe the reactivity of vari..

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Awarded by U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies, CO2CRC, for sponsoring this research and acknowledge the funding provided by the Commonwealth of Australia, State governments, industry and academic partners through the CO2CRC Program. Thanks to members of the CO2CRC for scientific discussions. Carroll acknowledges the support from the US DOE Fossil Energy Carbon Storage Program. This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.