Special Issue "Carbon Capture and Storage via Mineral Carbonation"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)
Dr. Juerg M. Matter
National Oceanography Center Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
Interests: carbon capture and storage; low-temperature water rock reactions; reactive transport modelling; hydrogeology
Carbon capture and storage via mineral carbonation leads to permanent and secure storage of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide can be injected into the Earth’s subsurface and locked up as carbonate minerals through chemical reactions with calcium, magnesium and iron silicates minerals (i.e., in situ mineralization). Alternatively, these silicate minerals can be mined, processed and converted to carbonate minerals in a reactor system (i.e., ex situ mineralization).
During the past few years, mineral carbonation as a carbon capture and storage technique has observed increasing interest. Mineral carbonation leads to permanent and secure storage of carbon dioxide. CO2 can be injected into the Earth’s subsurface and locked up as carbonate minerals through chemical reactions with calcium, magnesium and iron-rich silicate minerals (i.e., in-situ mineralization). Alternatively, these silicate minerals can be mined or mine tailings, rich in these minerals, can be processed and converted to carbonate minerals in a reactor system on the surface (i.e., ex-situ mineralization).
This Special Issue provides a timely opportunity to report on recent progress in carbon capture and storage via mineral carbonation. We welcome papers providing experimental and computer simulation data on mineral carbonation (ex-situ and in-situ), including but not limited to, topics such as mineral dissolution, mineral precipitation, reactive transport, geomechanics related to mineral carbonation, and microbial effects on mineral carbonation. We are also interested in the engineering approaches that lead to the upscaling of mineral carbonation (ex-situ or in-situ).
Dr. Juerg M. Matter
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- CO2 capture and storage
- mafic and ultramafic rocks carbonation
- mine tailings
- in-situ mineral carbonation
- ex-situ mineral carbonation
- mineral dissolution kinetics
- mineral precipitation kinetics