Capillary pressure and buoyancy effects in the CO2/brine flow system

Pau, J.S. and Pao, W.K.S. and Yong, S.P. and Memon, P.Q. (2014) Capillary pressure and buoyancy effects in the CO2/brine flow system. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 186. pp. 613-624.

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The annual emission of CO2 from human activities has exceeded the absorption abilities of nature. Carbon capture and geological storage is a solution that is able to combat the problem of excessive CO2 release to the atmosphere, which endangers the lives of humans and all living things. Saline aquifer, which has a high permeability and storage capacity, has become a subject of interest as a CO2 storage media. The flow of CO2 into the aquifer initially occupied by saline water is the subject of study in this paper. Particularly, the effects of two significant parameters � capillary pressure and gravitational force have been considered. To solve the two phase flow equation, we have implemented the currently developed mixed and hybrid finite element method. The results show that capillary pressure enhance the flow of CO2 whereas gravity force causes phase segregation with the less dense CO2 flowing upward due to buoyancy forces. © 2014 WIT Press.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: aquifer; brine; buoyancy; capillary pressure; carbon dioxide; density; human activity; permeability
Depositing User: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 03:37
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 03:37

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