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Measurement of carbon capture efficiency and stored carbon leakage

United States Patent

January 22, 2013
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Data representative of a measured carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) concentration and of a measured oxygen (O.sub.2) concentration at a measurement location can be used to determine whether the measured carbon dioxide concentration at the measurement location is elevated relative to a baseline carbon dioxide concentration due to escape of carbon dioxide from a source associated with a carbon capture and storage process. Optionally, the data can be used to quantify a carbon dioxide concentration increase at the first location that is attributable to escape of carbon dioxide from the source and to calculate a rate of escape of carbon dioxide from the source by executing a model of gas-phase transport using at least the first carbon dioxide concentration increase. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
Keeling; Ralph F. (San Diego, CA), Dubey; Manvendra K. (Los Alamos, NM)
Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 730,031
March 23, 2010
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Award no. DE-AC52-06N025396 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.