Analytical and experimental studies of droplet plumes with application to CO2 ocean sequestration Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper describes a numerical model of a steady-state plume in linear stratification driven by a buoyant dispersed phase, such as bubbles or droplets. The model was developed specifically to simulate CO2 sequestration plumes. It extends the hybrid double-plume model of Asaeda & Imberger (1993) by incorporating droplet dynamics (dissolution, hydrate formation, and phase changes), by introducing a self-regulating detrainment criterion, and by allowing multiple intrusions to overlap. The model is calibrated to data from the literature and is applied to study the sensitivity of a CO2 plume to ambient stratification.

published proceedings

  • ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, E. E., Crounse, B. C., Harrison, T. H., & Socolofsky, S. A.

complete list of authors

  • Adams, EE||Crounse, BC||Harrison, TH||Socolofsky, SA

publication date

  • December 2000