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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(4), 955-975; doi:10.3390/ijerph8040955
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An Optimal Centralized Carbon Dioxide Repository for Florida, USA

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Received: 15 February 2011; in revised form: 11 March 2011 / Accepted: 25 March 2011 / Published: 31 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Capture and Storage)
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Abstract: For over a decade, the United States Department of Energy, and engineers, geologists, and scientists from all over the world have investigated the potential for reducing atmospheric carbon emissions through carbon sequestration. Numerous reports exist analyzing the potential for sequestering carbon dioxide at various sites around the globe, but none have identified the potential for a statewide system in Florida, USA. In 2005, 83% of Florida’s electrical energy was produced by natural gas, coal, or oil (e.g., fossil fuels), from power plants spread across the state. In addition, only limited research has been completed on evaluating optimal pipeline transportation networks to centralized carbon dioxide repositories. This paper describes the feasibility and preliminary locations for an optimal centralized Florida-wide carbon sequestration repository. Linear programming optimization modeling is used to plan and route an idealized pipeline network to existing Florida power plants. Further analysis of the subsurface geology in these general locations will provide insight into the suitability of the subsurface conditions and the available capacity for carbon sequestration at selected possible repository sites. The identification of the most favorable site(s) is also presented.
Keywords: CCS; carbon sequestration; centralized repository; transportation optimization; Florida; storage alternatives CCS; carbon sequestration; centralized repository; transportation optimization; Florida; storage alternatives
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Poiencot, B.; Brown, C. An Optimal Centralized Carbon Dioxide Repository for Florida, USA. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 955-975.

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Poiencot B, Brown C. An Optimal Centralized Carbon Dioxide Repository for Florida, USA. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2011; 8(4):955-975.

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Poiencot, Brandon; Brown, Christopher. 2011. "An Optimal Centralized Carbon Dioxide Repository for Florida, USA." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8, no. 4: 955-975.


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