Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
The goal of this project is to demonstrate that carbon-14 (14C) can be used as a reactive tracer to monitor geochemical reactions in an underground injection reservoir and to evaluate the extent of conversion of carbon dioxide to carbonates in basaltic rocks.
OUTCOMES: 2011-2013: the regular collection of tracer gas samples in injection and monitoring wells; the mineralogical and geochemical analyses of these samples; and the resulting quantification of carbon dioxide conversion in the Icelandic basalt storage reservoir.
Geo-Chemo-Mechanical Studies for Permanent CO2 Storage in Geologic Reservoirs
Tagging CO2 to Enable Quantitative Inventories of Geological Carbon Storage
Capturing Investment: Policy Design to Finance CCUS Projects in the U.S. Power Sector