Literature review of tracer partition coefficients

Tracers serve an important role in carbon storage projects for assurance monitoring, verification of the presence of plume arrivals and determination of fluid migration and trapping mechanisms. With quantified partition coefficients, it will be possible to provide better constrained interpretations of measured tracer data leading to reduced uncertainty in dynamic model forecasting. This literature review provides a summary of particular chemical tracers applied at various CCS projects globally, with the goal of identifying a set of tracers best used in an Australian demonstration context. It identifies the gap in partition information that will be addressed in laboratory scale experiments to follow. The results generated will assist interpretation of prior pilot-scale testing results and deliver increased confidence in future tracer applications.
Organisation 
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Topics 
Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)
CO2 storage
Tracers serve an important role in carbon storage projects for assurance monitoring, verification of the presence of plume arrivals and determination of fluid migration and trapping mechanisms.

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