Experimental evaluation of interactions in supercritical CO 2/water/rock minerals system under geologic CO2 sequestration conditions

Hongfei Lin, Takashi Fujii, Reisuke Takisawa, Toru Takahashi, Toshiyuki Hashida

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The hydrothermal autoclave experiments were conducted to simulate the interactions in the scCO2/water/rock minerals (quartz, biotite and granite) reaction systems using a Hastelloy C reaction cell at 100 °C. The dissolution characteristics of rock minerals and their surface texture alternation after hydrothermal treatment were examined by ICP-AES and SEM/EDX investigation, respectively. The results suggested that the hydrolysis of plagioclase phase should be mainly responsible for the elements dissolved from the Iidate granite samples. The dissolution was encouraged by the introduction of CO2 in the water/granite system, and generated an unknown aluminosilicate. No distinct chemical alternations occurred in the water-free scCO2/granite system, which indicated that rock minerals should be chemically stable in the water-free scCO2 fluids under the current mild experimental conditions. Both the highest concentration of Ca existing in the scCO2/vapor/granite system and the SEM observation results of calcite deposit, suggested that a meaningful CO2 minerals trapping process should be potential in the CO2-rich field during a short physicochemical interaction period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2307-2315
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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