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Nexus of Water and Carbon Capture and Storage
[International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control]

Water management is a critical component of the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. The deployment of CCS technologies will increase the water demand of many CO2 emission sources, but also has the potential to generate a new source of water. The strategic extraction of subsurface formation water may be used to increase the CO2 storage volume of the formation, reduce the cost of site management by limiting the regulatory area of review and reducing its associated monitoring requirements, and/or provide a source of water which may be treated for beneficial use.The net water requirements of any given commercial application will largely be dictated by the nature of the source of the CO2 emissions (e.g., power generating facilities, ethanol plants, cement kilns), the capture and compression technologies that are utilized, the location and characteristics of the geologic storage site, and the ability to treat process- and storage-derived waters for recycle and/or beneficial reuse. Given the rjosirt site-specific circumstances, it may be possible for CCS technologies to actually be a net producer of water, providing a valuable resource for some regions of the United States.

This Special Issue is open for all contributors in the field of CCS and water treatment. We invite submissions of novel and original papers and reviews to this Special Issue that extend and advance our scientific/technical understanding of the nexus of water and CCS in areas that include, but are not limited to:

Before submission authors should carefully read the journal’s Author Guidelines. To have a paper considered for publication in this Special Issue, please submit an abstract (maximum length of 750 words) by clicking here no later than July 17, 2015. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be considered. If your abstract is selected you will be notified by e-mail according to the time schedule listed below. Additional instructions for manuscript submission and acceptance will be provided.

Time Schedule
Abstract submission deadline: July 17, 2015
Abstract acceptance notification to authors: August 3, 2015
Manuscript submission deadline: September 30, 2015
Manuscript acceptance notification to authors: February 29, 2016

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Mr. Ryan J. Klapperich
Research Scientist
Energy & Environmental Research Center

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