CO 2 solubility in seawater at high pressures

J. Safarov, S. Berndt, F. M. Millero, R. Feistel, A. Henitz, E. Hassel

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Some of the important atmospheric gases are added to seawater from the atmosphere through the constant movement of the sea surface by wind and waves. The amount of CO 2 dissolved in saturated seawater is unusually high. Oceans have a large storage capacity for (anthropogenic) CO 2. Direct discharge and sequestration of captured CO 2 in the deep ocean has been considered as a means to mitigate global warming. New CO 2 solubility measurements in seawater at high pressures, various temperatures, and salinities were presented. Using the fugacity of CO 2 at given values of temperature and the equilibrium pressure of full system, the fugacity coefficient of CO 2 and Henry's law for CO 2 solubility were calculated. The CO 2 solubilities in seawater in dependence of temperature, pressure, and salinity were analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationChemie-Ingenieur-Technik
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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