Numerical simulation on solubility of CO2 in aquifer

Sith Sona, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sagai, A. Fujiwara

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has been considered as an important method for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and for mitigating global climate change (IPCC, 2005). The solubility data are important for many processes in CCS project, especially in CO2 geological storage. The solubility of gas in liquid is generally known as the solute properties dissolve in the solvent. The mole fraction of gas dissolved in liquid is various; it depends on properties of either gas or liquid. In this study, the STARS was used for numerical simulations on effects of gas solubility in geological CO2 storage. In this study, a typical model was assumed as that CO2 gas is injected into an aquifer in 1001 m depth and gas solubility in water can be defined by K-values. The sensitivity study on effects of applying gas solubility was investigated by changing injection pressure and initial reservoir temperature. The result shows that the pressure and temperature have significant effect on CO2 gas solubility in the aquifer.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event19th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan 2013 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: Sept 26 2013Sept 27 2013


Other19th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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