Techno-economic assessment of CO2 quality effect on its storage and transport: CO2QUEST: An overview of aims, objectives and main findings

Richard T.J. Porter, Haroun Mahgerefteh, Solomon Brown, Sergey Martynov, Alexander Collard, Robert M. Woolley, Michael Fairweather, Samuel A.E.G. Falle, Christopher J. Wareing, Ilias K. Nikolaidis, Georgios C. Boulougouris, Loukas D. Peristeras, Dimitrios M. Tsangaris, Ioannis Economou, Carlos Salvador, Kourosh Zanganeh, Andrew Wigston, John N. Najafali, Ahmed Shafeen, Ashkan BeigzadehRégis Farret, Phillipe Gombert, Jerome Hebrard, Christophe Proust, Anthony Ceroni, Yann Flauw, Yongchun Zhang, Shaoyun Chen, Jianliang Yu, Reza H. Talemi, Jacob Bensabat, Jan Lennard Wolf, Dorothee Rebscher, Auli Niemi, Byeongju Jung, Niall Mac Dowell, Nilay Shah, Clea Kolster, Evgenia Mechleri, Sam Krevor

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This paper provides an overview of the aims, objectives and the main findings of the CO2QUEST FP7 collaborative project, funded by the European Commission and designed to address the fundamentally important and urgent issues regarding the impact of the typical impurities in CO2 streams captured from fossil fuel power plants and other CO2 intensive industries on their safe and economic pipeline transportation and storage. The main features and results recorded from some of the unique test facilities constructed as part of the project are presented. These include an extensively instrumented realistic-scale test pipeline for conducting pipeline rupture and dispersion tests in China, an injection test facility in France to study the mobility of trace metallic elements contained in a CO2 stream following injection near a shallow-water qualifier and fluid/rock interactions and well integrity experiments conducted using a fully instrumented deep-well CO2/impurities injection test facility in Israel. The above, along with the various unique mathematical models developed, provide the fundamentally important tools needed to define impurity tolerance levels, mixing protocols and control measures for pipeline networks and storage infrastructure, thus contributing to the development of relevant standards for the safe design and economic operation of CCS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-681
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • CCS
  • CCS cost/benefit analysis
  • CCS safety
  • CO impurities
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Multi-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Porter, R. T. J., Mahgerefteh, H., Brown, S., Martynov, S., Collard, A., Woolley, R. M., Fairweather, M., Falle, S. A. E. G., Wareing, C. J., Nikolaidis, I. K., Boulougouris, G. C., Peristeras, L. D., Tsangaris, D. M., Economou, I., Salvador, C., Zanganeh, K., Wigston, A., Najafali, J. N., Shafeen, A., ... Krevor, S. (2016). Techno-economic assessment of CO2 quality effect on its storage and transport: CO2QUEST: An overview of aims, objectives and main findings. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 54, 662-681.