Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology

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Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology is a new online-only scientific journal dedicated to the management of greenhouse gases.

The journal will focus on methods for carbon capture and storage (CCS), as well as utilisation of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock for fuels and chemicals. GHG will also provide insight into strategies to mitigate emissions of other greenhouse gases. Significant advances will be explored in critical reviews, commentary articles and short communications of broad interest. In addition, the journal will offer analyses of relevant economic and political issues, industry developments and case studies.

Readership

Research Scientists, Engineers and Managers in the energy/power industry, Research Institutes, Chemical Engineers, Chemists, Separation Scientists, Geochemists, Geophysicists, Geologists, Environmental Scientists, Scientists working in agriculture/agronomy/forestry, Policy Makers in Government, Civil Engineers, and Non-Government Organisations.

Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Carbon dioxide capture
  • Carbon dioxide storage
  • Carbon dioxide transportation
  • CO2 Utilisation
  • Other greenhouse gases
  • Regulation, economics and planning

Related themes

Energy

Energy

Sustainable generation of energy is essential to society, and chemistry makes the technologies required possible.

Environment

Sustainability & Environment

Advancements in resource efficiency and progress towards a circular economy are at the core of sustainable innovation.

Policy

Policy

We help to inform government of the needs of science and industry, and vice-versa, through our policy consultation work.

From the latest issue

Preliminary geochemical investigation of a possible CO2 injection in the Ungaran geothermal field, Indonesia: equilibrium and kinetic modeling

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is considered to be an effective method to mitigate anthropogenic carbon emissions that have been the major cause of global warming. One of the possible sites to store CO2 is in geothermal reservoirs. In this study, an attempt to simulate CO2–brine reservoir rock interaction inside a geothermal reservoir is carried out using the PHREEQC program. The study utilizes published rock mineralogy of the assumed reservoir lithology and chemistry of the hot water in the Ungaran geothermal field, Java, Indonesia. The simulation is based on equilibrium and kinetic modeling and assumes a single stage CO2 injection kept at a constant temperature and pressure. The amount of injected CO2 is determined by solubility modeling of CO2 in hot water under estimated reservoir conditions. The modeling predicted (i) the effect of solubility trapping at early stages of CO2–brine rock interaction, (ii) dissolution of Ca‐bearing silicates (plagioclases) coupled with calcite precipitation as a potential chemical processes relevant to a possible CO2 mineralization, (iii) progressive transition from solubility to mineral trapping becoming significant after 30 days following injection, (iv) minor porosity increase (∼0.5%), and (v) achievement of equilibrium between CO2–brine‐rock in 10 years after injection. Sensitivity analysis associated with the uncertainties for altering mineral proportion and rock porosity reveal no significant change in the ability of the modeled reservoir to trap injected CO2 into mineral phases.

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Meet the Editors

Editor in Chief Mercedes Maroto Valer 

Prof M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer
Director of the Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage
Assistant Deputy Principal Research and Innovation
Director of the Energy Academy
Heriot-Watt University

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Editor in Chief Curtis M Oldenburg 

Dr Curtis M. Oldenburg
Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program Lead, Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Prof M Mercedes Maroto-Valer and Dr Curtis M. Oldenburg | Editors-in-Chief