Our Approach

Description of the geological geometries in the FluidFlower

Prof. Martin Fernø describes the geometries of the layers, their internal flow capacity and how carbon dioxide will be injected and sequestered in the porous structures. The geometry can be changed between each run to evaluate the coupling between flow and geometries. 

Injection of carbon dioxide into water filled sandstone layers 

Dynamic carbon dioxide flow in porous media demonstrating the coupling between flow and geometries during carbon dioxide injection, transport and sequestrating. Essential trapping mechanisms (structural, dissolution and capillary) are observed, as well as gravity-dominated and diffusion-dominated mixing between aqueous phases and carbon dioxide. 



This short film was prepared for the University of Bergen event Prisvinnersamtalen 2019 , and was also part of the museum exhibit Pretty Porous organized by Universitãt Stuttgart.