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Seminario di Dipartimento: CO2 Enhanced Storage – CO2ES - An industrial Chair about CO2 Storage (video disponibile)

Physics Department seminar
DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA, VIA CELORIA 16, MILANO
Aula Consiglio in presence and streaming
https://fisica-unimi.zoom.us/j/93954990772?pwd=RFhzRTh1STJYTXZyanVIdWYweVkwZz09

10 Febbraio 2022– 11:00

FABRIZIO CROCCOLO
E2S - Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Anglet (FR)

CO2 Enhanced Storage – CO2ES - An industrial Chair about CO2 Storage

The average temperature of the Earth is raising, as detected by global temperature monitoring
and increasing catastrophic weather phenomena worldwide. As the 2021 Nobel prize Manabe
demonstrated back in 1967, that is mainly due to the increasing concentration of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere, therefore reducing CO2 concentration is one of the main tasks of
humankind to keep the temperature rise below a reasonable level. The main scenarios
suggested for limiting the emissions of CO2, include capturing the latter at the major
production sites, transporting, utilizing and sequestrating it in different forms. The CO2ES
Industrial Chair is devoted to the investigation of the chemo-physical processes that happen
when the CO2 is injected in deep saline aquifers, with the aim of increasing the efficiency and
security of future large projects of CO2 storage.
CO2ES involves experimental activities by optical methods to study the convective dissolution of CO2 over brine. This has been
tested in the free medium, where scaling laws have been tested in 3D and process relevant conditions. In the future,
experiments will be performed in model transparent porous medium by shadowgraphy and in real rock systems by
means of X-ray tomography. In parallel, different numerical approaches are used to model the laboratory experiments with the
aim of predicting the behaviour of CO2 at the basin scale.

Students are cordially invited

Contact silvia.leoni@mi.infn.it

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