At scale, industrially-sourced carbon capture and storage (CCS) likely will require pressure management techniques in basins to mitigate untoward effects (e.g., leakage through unknown abandoned wells).  Tasked by the DOE Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE), Enegis conducted this data-driven analysis to assess the opportunity sets for application of water treatment technologies associated with pressure management at the nation’s industrial CO2 producers.

Results of this cost-based analysis include reporting of brine production, salinity, and treatment cost estimates of the brines produced as a guide for DOE water treatment research and technology development.  The study identified those industrial point sources in the U.S. that may be likely to sequester carbon given economic criteria, and provided information about potential beneficial reuse opportunities for treated brines.