Evaluation of CO2 sorption capacity of rocks using a gravimetric method for CO2 geological sequestration

Takashi Fujii, Yoshiyuki Sato, Hongfei Lin, Hiroshi Inomata, Toshiyuki Hashida

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Sorption isotherms, which describe CO2 storage capacity of the host rock, are important for estimating the CO2 sequestration potential of geological formations. In this study, the sorption capacity of a sandstone and granite were evaluated experimentally by using a gravimetric method, and the experimental data corrected for the volume of sorbed CO2 phase were compared with storage models (adsorption monolayer, solubility and pore-filling models). The sorption measurement results indicated that CO2 sorption behavior could take place onto silica minerals in CO2-water-rock system, and it further indicated that CO2 sorption onto rocks may play an important role in storing CO2 in subsurface rock masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3723-3730
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb
Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 2008 Nov 162008 Nov 20


  • CO geological sequestration
  • CO sorption capacity
  • Granite
  • Gravimetric method
  • Sandstone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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