Study of ecological impact by CO 2 leakage from geo-sequestration sites

Wu Bing, Hongbo Shao, Zhipeng Wang, Yandi Hu, Yinjie Tang, Young Shin Jun

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the survival of a model environmental bacteria (i.e. Shewanella oneidensis MR-1) influenced by CO 2 leakage from geo-sequestration sites. When CO 2 partial pressure was raised to 1.5 psi, the growth of S. oneidensis MR-1 was significantly reduced compared to the control experiments (doubling time extended from 1.3 to 11.8 hr). When the CO 2 pressure was over 15 psi, the growth of S. oneidensis MR-1 was fully stopped, and SEM / AFM images revealed significant cell collapse and cellular content release. However, the presence of calcite could alleviate CO 2 stress to bacterial cells, possibly due to pH control by releasing calcium in the system. A two-parameter mathematical model was developed to describe the bacterial survival under the CO 2 effect. This preliminary study provides useful information for understanding the potential ecological impact near CO 2 geo-sequestration Sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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