Brine Containment and Mineral Containment
Task 6 focuses on containment in the brine reservoir of the Miocene formation. Much of the work for this task will be performed using laboratory hydrothermal simulations. Aqueous thermodynamic modeling will be used to evaluate water chemistry under our experimental conditions and guide experimental design..This task will be primarily conducted by Katherine Romanak, Tongwei Zhang, and Changbing Yang.
Using both laboratory experiments and numerical modeling, Task 7 will assess the rate of mineralization in the formation and the potential effects on injection and storage. We will construct geochemical models based on detailed host rock mineralogy and formation water chemistry to assess the mineral reactions and their rates. This task is also led by Katherine Romanak, Tongwei Zhang, and Changbing Yang.