Saif et al. (2024): Investigation of an Indian Site with Mafic Rock for Carbon Sequestration

Mohd Saif, Raj Kiran, Vinay Kumar Rajak, Ravi Kant Verma IN: ACS Omega,

The geological sequestration has various avenues such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs, coal-bed methane reservoirs, and mafic and ultramafic rocks. Different trapping mechanisms are in play in these subsurface storage systems. In these sequestration sites, the mafic and ultramafic rocks are best suited for long-term and effective sequestration as they comprise minerals, conducive for chemical alteration, forming stable carbonates. However, these sites often suffer from distinct disadvantages of injectivity issues due to their low permeability and porosity. This study investigates the potential of sequestration in the rock samples obtained from one such site located in India. The rock samples are first characterized using various techniques including X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM).