Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been recognised as one of the measures needed to mitigate the climate change. Emitting is avoided by capturing CO2 from stationary sources and transporting it into a suitable storage location. Geological storage in deep saline aquifers is one of the most favourable storage options due to its wide availability and large storage space.
Our research aims at developing fundamental understanding and quantitative description of CO2 migration in porous media at extreme conditions relevant to saline aquifers encountered in carbon sequestration, and hence contributing to mitigating climate change.
We use Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) as well as 'conventional' CFD to perform multi-physics/multi-phase flow modelling to tackle the complex problem encountered in CO2 storage.
- Fundamental study of migration of supercritical CO2 in porous media under conditions of saline aquifers in support of carbon capture and storage, EPSRC (EP/I010971/1), 2011-2014.