CO2 plume migration with gravitational, viscous, and Capillary forces in saline aquifers

Hyesoo Lee, Youngho Jang, Joohyung Kim, Woodong Jung, Womno Sung

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Abstract

When injecting CO2 in saline aquifers, in order to investigate realistic flow, this study proposes a dimensionless group in the form of combination of Capillary number and Bond number to consider three forces of gravitational, viscous and capillary forces, simultaneously. Using of each dimensionless group individually is insufficient to obtain a satisfactory correlation with flow behavior of injected CO2. With the proposed dimensionless group, the universal profile of CO2 saturation was obtained in describing CO2 flow behaviors for CO2 injection rate, CO2-water interfacial tension, and density difference between CO2 and water. Thus, more realistic CO2 flow behavior was analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016
EditorsAlan M. Wang, Jin S. Chung, Ted Kokkinis, Michael Muskulus
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages822-826
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653883
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Event26th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 2016 Jun 262016 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2016-January
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other26th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period16/06/2616/07/1

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Keywords

  • Bond number
  • CO flow behavior
  • CO sequestration
  • Capillary number
  • Dimensionless group
  • Saline aquifers

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Lee, H., Jang, Y., Kim, J., Jung, W., & Sung, W. (2016). CO2 plume migration with gravitational, viscous, and Capillary forces in saline aquifers. In A. M. Wang, J. S. Chung, T. Kokkinis, & M. Muskulus (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016 (pp. 822-826). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference; Vol. 2016-January). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.