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Title: Method for carbon dioxide sequestration

Abstract

A method for geo-sequestration of a carbon dioxide includes selection of a target water-laden geological formation with low-permeability interbeds, providing an injection well into the formation and injecting supercritical carbon dioxide (SC--CO.sub.2) into the injection well under conditions of temperature, pressure and density selected to cause the fluid to enter the formation and splinter and/or form immobilized ganglia within the formation. This process allows for the immobilization of the injected SC--CO.sub.2 for very long times. The dispersal of scCO2 into small ganglia is accomplished by alternating injection of SC--CO.sub.2 and water. The injection rate is required to be high enough to ensure the SC--CO.sub.2 at the advancing front to be broken into pieces and small enough for immobilization through viscous instability.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1221393
Patent Number(s):
9139364
Application Number:
13/951,036
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B65 - CONVEYING B65G - TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jul 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wang, Yifeng, Bryan, Charles R., Dewers, Thomas, and Heath, Jason E. Method for carbon dioxide sequestration. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Wang, Yifeng, Bryan, Charles R., Dewers, Thomas, & Heath, Jason E. Method for carbon dioxide sequestration. United States.
Wang, Yifeng, Bryan, Charles R., Dewers, Thomas, and Heath, Jason E. Tue . "Method for carbon dioxide sequestration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1221393.
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