Mark Wilkinson (Univ. Edinburgh), Axel Liebscher (GFZ Potsdam)
and myself (J. Soler, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona) are organizing the session titled
Mineralogical Aspects of CO2 Storage at the European Mineralogical
in Frankfurt (http://emc2012.uni-frankfurt.de/).
The description of this session reads as follows:
SESSION 4a: MINERALOGICAL ASPECTS OF CO2 STORAGE
Geological sequestration of CO2 is internationally
considered as a potential means of contributing to the planned reduction in
anthropogenic emissions. Injecting CO2 at depth will involve the
acidification of groundwater and the possible dissolution and precipitation of
minerals in the reservoir and seal formations. Porosities may change as a
consequence of these reactions, together with key flow and transport properties
(permeability, diffusivity). These changes could possibly exceed the natural
ranges of values in the geological formations. The injection and migration of
CO2 could also be affected by these processes. The focus of this
session will be to present experimental and modelling studies applied to the
understanding and quantification of mineral reactions in the context of
CO2 sequestration, together with the impact of these changes on fluid
flow and solute transport. The conference dates are 2-6 September and abstract
submission is open until May 15.
A keynote presentation will be given by Linda Luquot (Univ.
Montpellier / IDAEA-CSIC Barcelona).
Thank you and best regards,
Josep M. Soler
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC)
Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: +34 934006100 ext. 1626
Fax: +34 932045904