Assessment of risk related to transport of carbon dioxide

Katarzyna Stolecka, Andrzej Rusin

Abstract


Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide anticipates the need for the gas capture, transport and storage in the case of new power units the construction of which is either under way or planned. Therefore, new power technologies based on firing hard coal or lignite have to take this requirement into account. Their application will involve adopting a certain legal framework and their environmental impact will have to be determined. A pipeline infrastructure will have to be created for the transport of captured CO2. This paper presents an analysis of the hazards and risk related to CO2 transport from power plants to potential storage sites. Potential hazardous effects of an uncontrollable release of CO2 caused by a pipeline failure are shown and the risk level in areas surrounding the pipeline is determined.


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carbon dioxide, pipeline, risk

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