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Title: Systems, methods, and devices for tagging carbon dioxide stored in geological formations

Abstract

The invention provides methods and systems for tagging carbon dioxide to be stored in a geologic formation. In some embodiments, a method includes: providing a carbon dioxide tracer that is quantifiable and distinguishable versus non-anthropogenic produced carbon dioxide; providing carbon dioxide to be stored in the geologic formation; determining what portion of the carbon dioxide is anthropogenic produced carbon dioxide; and mixing a predetermined quantity of the carbon dioxide tracer with the carbon dioxide stored to develop a tagged quantity of carbon dioxide for storage in the geologic formation. In some embodiments, a system for tagging a stream of carbon dioxide includes a tagging module and a mixing module. Tagging module includes a carbon dioxide tracer that is quantifiable and distinguishable versus non-anthropogenic produced carbon dioxide. Mixing module includes mechanisms for containing and injecting the carbon dioxide tracer into a stream of carbon dioxide.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531791
Patent Number(s):
8,967,252
Application Number:
13/319,103
Assignee:
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0001535
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010-05-11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lackner, Klaus S., Matter, Juerg M., and Park, Ah-Hyung Alissa. Systems, methods, and devices for tagging carbon dioxide stored in geological formations. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Lackner, Klaus S., Matter, Juerg M., & Park, Ah-Hyung Alissa. Systems, methods, and devices for tagging carbon dioxide stored in geological formations. United States.
Lackner, Klaus S., Matter, Juerg M., and Park, Ah-Hyung Alissa. Tue . "Systems, methods, and devices for tagging carbon dioxide stored in geological formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531791.
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