Unformatted text preview: ambient air. Once the CO 2 from the power plants has been captured, a transportation network is designed to move the CO 2 from the power plants to a collection point, where it is mixed and compressed prior to sequestration. Then, it is sequestered to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. The methods that are considered for this purpose are: ocean sequestration, geological sequestration in brine aquifers, and sequestration by enhanced oil recovery. In order to determine the best course of action, a mathematical model is developed. This tool allows for the consideration of many scenarios that might occur in the future of this project. The results of the model show that the government should proceed by enforcing a 15% overall reduction in CO 2 emissions over a ten year period. The most economical separation method for this purpose is separation with calcium hydroxide treatment and the most economical sequestration method is in brine aquifers....
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- Spring '10
- Chemical Engineering, Harris County