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Title: International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO2Geological Storage

Several technological options have been proposed to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of CO{sub 2}. One proposed remedy is to separate and capture CO{sub 2} from fossil-fuel power plants and other stationary industrial sources and to inject the CO{sub 2} into deep subsurface formations for long-term storage and sequestration. Characterization of geologic formations for sequestration of large quantities of CO{sub 2} needs to be carefully considered to ensure that sites are suitable for long-term storage and that there will be no adverse impacts to human health or the environment. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (Final Draft, October 2005) states that ''Site characterization, selection and performance prediction are crucial for successful geological storage. Before selecting a site, the geological setting must be characterized to determine if the overlying cap rock will provide an effective seal, if there is a sufficiently voluminous and permeable storage formation, and whether any abandoned or active wells will compromise the integrity of the seal. Moreover, the availability of good site characterization data is critical for the reliability of models''. This International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO{sub 2} Geological Storage (CO2SC) addresses the particular issue of site characterizationmore » and site selection related to the geologic storage of carbon dioxide. Presentations and discussions cover the various aspects associated with characterization and selection of potential CO{sub 2} storage sites, with emphasis on advances in process understanding, development of measurement methods, identification of key site features and parameters, site characterization strategies, and case studies.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
881621
Report Number(s):
LBNL--59726-Abs.
R&D Project: G4W009; BnR: 400408000; TRN: US200612%%901
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Symposium on Site Characterizationfor CO2 Geological Storage, Berkeley, CA, March 20-22,2006
Publisher:
Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley,CA
Research Org:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; US Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air andRadiation. Office of Water; International Association of Hydrogeologists,American Institute of Hydrology, Ground Water Protection Council,International Association of Hydraulic Engineering andResearch
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AVAILABILITY; CAP ROCK; CARBON DIOXIDE; CLIMATES; FORECASTING; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS; PERFORMANCE; RELIABILITY; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SITE SELECTION; STORAGE