CCS and Power Systems

Carbon Storage - Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment

Development and Deployment of a Compact Eye-Safe Scanning Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for Spatial Mapping of Carbon Dioxide for Monitoring/Verification/Accounting at Geologic Carbon Sequestration Sites

Performer: Montana State University

Project No: FE0001156

Project Description

The DIAL instrument is designed to perform near-surface mapping of CO2 number densities for MVA to determine possible CO2 leakage to the atmosphere at geologic carbon storage sites. Development of the CO2 DIAL will build on Montana State University’s (MSU) expertise in developing compact, low-power, high-repetition-rate DIAL instruments for atmospheric studies. Horizontal testing of the CO2 DIAL instrument has already been conducted to determine its performance at the Zero Emissions Research Technology (ZERT) field site during a controlled release experiment. MSU is currently working with the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership to deploy the CO2 DIAL at the Kevin Dome large-scale carbon storage demonstration project site.

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