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A MUltiple Space and Time scale approach for the quAntification of deep saliNe formations for CO2 storaGe

Participant 12 – KIT - Research Centre Karlsruhe Institute for Technical Chemistry Chemical-Physical-Processing
Country Germany
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Person in charge Prof. Dr. Eckhard Dinjus -
Brief description of the organisation KIT is an independent science and research institution in Germany devoted to research and development work in the interest of the public. Its Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC) in general contributes to energy and environment related topics such as improved combustion and gasification processes, water and geochemistry, and the use of biomass for chemicals and fuels production. The ITC consists of three independent parts, with the Department Chemical Physical Processing (ITC-CPV), working in the field of: 1) Supercritical CO2 for separation 2) fundamental studies in the water - CO2 system; 3) homogeneous catalysis in supercritical fluids and using CO2 as a C1 building block; 4) production of synthetic fuels via combined fast pyrolysis and entrained flow gasification; 5) biomass utilization for hydrogen production via hydrothermal gasification; 6) catalyst design and catalysis for polymerisation of expoxy resins for composite materials. A broad variety of lab scale, PDU and pilot scale equipment is in use, providing fundamental and process data, supported by modelling and process simulation.


KIT will in charge of:
 thermodynamic and interfacial phenomena (in close agreement and co-operation   with GZG);
 Characterizing the interfacial area by tracer based partitioning experiments;
 Determination of the interfacial tension using the pendant drop method modified   for high pressure systems;
 Solubility investigations, partitioning of brine solutions in contact with   compressed CO2;
 Mixing enthalpy measurements in a high pressure calorimetric device with online   FTIR-spectroscopy.

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