Special Issue "Carbon Sequestration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018).
Interests: CO2 mineralization; mineral-fluid interactions; natural analogues; environmental geoscience; aqueous geochemistry; geomicrobiology
Interests: mineral-fluid interactions; CO2 sequestration; aqueous geochemistry; stable isotopes; reactive transport modelling
Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, despite increasing calls to reduce carbon emissions and avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change. Moreover, fossil fuels remain relatively inexpensive and will likely continue to be an important energy source for a growing world population for the foreseeable future. Given the monumental task of stabilizing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, we must explore all available options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions including “Carbon Sequestration”.
Carbon sequestration is an evolving area in geoscience with the potential for scientific breakthroughs, and one that will become increasingly important as the concentration of atmospheric CO2 rises. This Special Issue of Geoscience aims to advance the science of “Carbon Sequestration” towards enabling society to make informed decisions on the technical, environmental, economic, and social merits of carbon sequestration strategies. This special issue explores all aspects of carbon sequestration relating to the capture, transportation, storage, and conversion of CO2, as well as interdisciplinary studies involving policy or economics relating to carbon sequestration. Recognizing the diverse nature of carbon sequestration strategies and technologies, we invite contributions that discuss fundamental processes and emerging strategies, field, laboratory, and modelling studies including, but not limited to, geologic CO2 storage, mineral carbonation, carbon mineralization, enhanced weathering, biological approaches, use of industrial wastes, ocean-related approaches, and geoengineering strategies.Dr. Ian Power
Dr. Anna Harrison
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- CO2 sequestration
- Greenhouse gases
- Carbon capture
- Carbon storage
- CO2 mineralization
- CO2 utilization
- Mineral carbonation
- Geologic carbon sequestration.