McCollum, David L. and Joan M. Ogden (2006) Techno-Economic Models for Carbon Dioxide Compression, Transport, and Storage & Correlations for Estimating Carbon Dioxide Density and Viscosity. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-06-14
- Section I: Techno-Economic Models for Carbon Dioxide Compression, Transport, and Storage – This section provides models for estimating the engineering requirements and costs of CCS infrastructure. Some of the models have been adapted from other studies, while others have been expressly developed in this study.
- Section II: Simple Correlations for Estimating Carbon Dioxide Density and Viscosity as a Function of Temperature and Pressure – This section describes a set of simple correlations for estimating the density and viscosity of CO2 within the range of operating temperatures and pressures that might be encountered in CCS applications. The correlations are functions of only two input parameters—temperature and pressure—which makes them different from the more complex equation of state computer code-based correlations that sometimes require more detailed knowledge of CO2 properties and operating conditions.
- Section III: Comparing Techno-Economic Models for Pipeline Transport of Carbon Dioxide – This section illustrates an approach that was used to compare several recent techno-economic models for estimating CO2 pipeline sizes and costs. A common set of input assumptions was applied to all of the models so that they could be compared on an “apples-to-apples” basis. Then, by averaging the cost estimates of the models over a wide range of CO2 mass flow rates and pipeline lengths, a new CO2 pipeline capital cost model was created that is a function only of flow rate and pipeline length.