The CO2-DISSOLVED project evaluates the feasibility of coupling capture and storage in saline aquifer of dissolved CO2, and geothermal heat recovery. The proposed system basically relies on the integration of a patented water-based in-well CO2 capture facility (Pi-CO2) in a classical low-enthalpy geothermal doublet. The results of this preliminary engineering design study demonstrated that (1) the use of composite materials for the wells casings would be compatible with the injection of the corrosive CO2-rich brine; (2) the housing of the Pi-CO2 system in a separate large diameter well associated with a dedicated CO2 injection line integrated in the doublet injection well is the best option for efficient CO2 capture and dissolution in brine. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/).
- CO2-DISSOLVED project
- CO2 capture and storage
- geothermal doublet
- composite materials
- Pi-CO2 capture system
- drift flux modeling
[Kervevan, C.] Bur Rech Geol & Minieres, F-45060 Orleans 2, France; [Beddelem, M-H] CFG Serv, F-45064 Orleans 2, France; [O'Neil, K.] Partnering Innovat Inc, Orlando, FL 32828 USA
Kervevan, C (reprint author), Bur Rech Geol & Minieres, 3 Ave Claude Guillemin,BP 36009, F-45060 Orleans 2, France.