CO2 Monitor
Development of innovative techniques for monitoring of storage sites of carbon dioxide (CO2)
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The project:

There is evidence that the concentration of CO2 is one of the main causes of global warming and concurred to increase the atmosphere temperature by 0.3-0.6 oC during the last 150 years. To solve this problem, geological storage is an immediate option. The possibilities are injection into hydrocarbon reservoirs, methane-bearing coal beds and saline aquifers. It is essential to monitor the injected plumes as they diffuse into the reservoir and any other leakage. The loss of integrity of the cap rock above the reservoir and the potential for leakage along bedding planes, faults, fractures to shallow aquifers and the atmosphere should be detected. This project proposes geophysical methods to monitor the location and migration of the gas in the underground and in the atmosphere. Moreover, the project will assess the potential impact of leakages on marine ecosystems.

Istituto di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS
Borgo Grotta Gigante, 42/c Sgonico
34010 - Trieste (Italy)

Phone: +39 (0)40 21401
Fax OGS-GEO: +39 (0)40 327521

Background:
Manuela Sedmach
"destinazione provvisoria"
acrylic on canvas
140x280
2007