Robust Ceramic Coaxial Cable Down-Hole Sensors for Long-Term In Situ Monitoring of Geologic CO2 Injection Email Page
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Performer:  University of Missouri Location:  Socorro, New Mexico
Project Duration:  10/01/2012 – 06/30/2016 Award Number:  FE0009843
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $1,447,193
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls DOE Share:  $1,156,668
Performer Share:  $290,525

Multi-Point Strain and Temperature Coaxial Cable Sensor<br/>Concept for Monitoring CO<sub>2</sub> Sequestration (Figures<br/>courtesy of Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Multi-Point Strain and Temperature Coaxial Cable Sensor
Concept for Monitoring CO2 Sequestration (Figures
courtesy of Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Project Description

This project will develop coaxial cable based sensor devices in conjunction with subsurface modeling to detect temperature, pressure, and strain for subsurface installations. Developments will be a novel ceramic coaxial cable sensor technology and associated instrumentation for down-hole harsh environment sensing applications and also the demonstration of the sensors applicability towards long-term, reliable monitoring of carbon dioxide injection and storage in deep geologic formations.

Project Benefits

This project will develop sensors for in situ down-hole monitoring of geologic CO2 injection and storage. The expected impact of this technology is lower operating costs through the use of improved monitoring devices to measure and verify the integrity of carbon dioxide sequestration sites.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Hai Xiao: