Goldberg, David S.; Takahashi, Taro; Slagle, Angela L. (2008): Carbon dioxide sequestration in deep-sea basalt. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 (29), 9920-9925, georefid:2010-092382

Developing a method for secure sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in geological formations is one of our most pressing global scientific problems. Injection into deep-sea basalt formations provides unique and significant advantages over other potential geological storage options, including (i) vast reservoir capacities sufficient to accommodate centuries-long U.S. production of fossil fuel CO (sub 2) at locations within pipeline distances to populated areas and CO (sub 2) sources along the U.S. west coast; (ii) sufficiently closed water-rock circulation pathways for the chemical reaction of CO (sub 2) with basalt to produce stable and nontoxic (Ca (super 2+) , Mg (super 2+) , Fe (super 2+) )CO (sub 3) infilling minerals, and (iii) significant risk reduction for post-injection leakage by geological, gravitational, and hydrate-trapping mechanisms. CO (sub 2) sequestration in established sediment-covered basalt aquifers on the Juan de Fuca plate offer promising locations to securely accommodate more than a century of future U.S. emissions, warranting energized scientific research, technological assessment, and economic evaluation to establish a viable pilot injection program in the future.
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