Agarwal, Zhang publish book on geological carbon storage

Ramesh Agarwal, PhD, the William Palm Professor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS), and Zheming Zhang, PhD, a MEMS alumnus, have published a book on a technology that could help combat carbon dioxide emissions.
The new book is titled, "Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Geological Carbon Storage.”

The book, “Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Geological Carbon Storage,” focuses on one of the most promising technologies to address the issue of excessive man-made carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere due to fossil fuel combustion. For geological carbon storage, the saline aquifers are considered very attractive compared to other options because of their huge sequestration capacity in U.S. and other parts of the world. To fully exploit their potential, the injection strategies need to be investigated that can address the issues of both the carbon dioxide storage efficiency and safety along with their economic feasibility. This book presents the physical models, numerical simulation techniques and genetic algorithm based optimization method for carbon dioxide sequestration in saline aquifers.