Special Issue "Geological and Mineralogical Sequestration of CO2"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Giovanni Ruggieri

Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse–CNR, U.O.S. di Firenze, 50121 Firenze, Italy
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Interests: fluid inclusions; stable isotopes; CO2 mineral sequestration; geothermal resources; hydrothermal mineralization; fluid-rock interaction experiments; ore deposits
Guest Editor
Dr. Fabrizio Gherardi

Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse–CNR, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Interests: fluid geochemistry; isotope hydrology; gas–water–rock interactions; geochemical/reactive transport modeling; CO2 geological storage; geothermal resources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid increase of concentrations of greenhouse gases, anthropologically-generated (primarily CO2) in the atmosphere, is responsible for global warming and ocean acidification. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) techniques have been proposed and developed to contrast the rise of CO2 in atmosphere. One of the technological solutions is the long-term storage of CO2 into appropriate geological formations, such as deep saline formations and depleted oil and gas reservoirs. A potential alternative to CO2 geological storage is CO2 mineral sequestration through carbonation (ex situ and in situ), leading to the permanent and safe storage of CO2.

This Special Issue aims to collect articles covering various aspects of recent scientific advances of CO2 storage, including characterization of storage formations and cap-rocks and their behavior during CO2 injection, storage modelling studies for test design, test site results and environmental monitoring, numerical modelling of geochemical-mineralogical reactions and CO2 flow, studies of natural analogs of CO2 storage and CO2 mineral sequestration, and experimental investigations to better understand long-term geological storage and carbonation processes.

Dr. Giovanni Ruggieri
Dr. Fabrizio Gherardi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Geological CO2 storage
  • CO2 storage test-site
  • Mineral carbonation
  • Numerical modeling
  • Fluid-rock interaction experiments
  • Natural analogues of CO2 storage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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