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Journal of Porous Media

DOI: 10.1615/JPorMedia.2019025756
pages 1043-1063

A REVIEW OF CHEMICAL AND MINERALOGICAL CONCERNS OF CO2 SEQUESTRATION IN DEEP SALINE AQUIFERS

Tharaka Dilanka Rathnaweera
Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Building 60, Melbourne, Victoria, 3800, Australia
P. G. Ranjith
Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Building 176, Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia
M. S. A. Perera
Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Building 60, Melbourne, Victoria, 3800, Australia; Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Building 176, Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia

ABSTRACT

The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of potential changes in the chemical and mineralogical environments of saline aquifers due to CO2 injection under in situ conditions, and the influence of these changes on the hydromechanical behavior of reservoir rock. The effect of aquifer characteristics, such as pH and ionic composition, on the hydromechanical properties of reservoir rock are also considered. However, the CO2 injection-induced hydromechanical properties of saline aquifers vary significantly with the properties of the aquifer and the injecting gas, which causes this to be complex, and to date, insufficient studies have been undertaken. Furthermore, this study identifies the chemically corrosive nature of different host fluids, which leads to decreased rock strength and increased crack propagation velocity during CO2 sequestration.

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