Modelling (reactive) transport of migrating fluids: Efficient multi-component codes applied to geological carbon storage.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Earth Sciences

Abstract

The project is focused on the carbon capture and storage research area; the outcomes will be directly applicable to predicting the security, geological viability and safety of storing CO2 underground.

The work involves developing robust and tested routines for reactive transport modelling. Modelling the reactions between fluids and rocks at low and moderate temperatures is hindered by the uncertainties over the application of laboratory kinetic data, reliability of the thermodynamic data and the numerical inefficiency of the generalised reactive transport codes. The project will analyse alteration profiles in caprocks, aquifers and fault/fracture zones to develop and test more efficient reactive-transport codes for modelling mineral-fluid reactions at low and moderate temperatures.

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509103/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2020
1653575 Studentship EP/N509103/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2019 Fiona Marie Llewellyn-Beard
 
Description Collaboration for lab use and expertise 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Earth and Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Worked as a student in their labs
Collaborator Contribution Provided lab space and knowledge
Impact multi disciplinary - geochemistry and biology added to earth sciences in Cambridge.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration for lab use and expertise 
Organisation University of York
Department Biological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Worked as a student in their labs
Collaborator Contribution Provided lab space and knowledge
Impact multi disciplinary - geochemistry and biology added to earth sciences in Cambridge.
Start Year 2018